Walker signs college affordability bills

Posted at 10:01 AM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 12:28:09-04
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker signed a series of bills Monday aimed at college affordability.
The four bills will increase grants for technical college students; create grants to help two-year students deal with financial emergencies; require the Department of Workforce Development to coordinate internships with colleges and employers; and require colleges to provide students annual information about their debt levels.
The state Senate didn't give approval to another of Walker's college affordability proposals that would have lifted the $2,500 cap on tax-deductible student loan interest.
Democrats have criticized the package, saying it's really about campaign talking points and does little to address student debt.
Walker signed the bills at stops around the state Monday.