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Senate Candidate John Bohlinger announces 1st Bill

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Recently former Lt. Governor John Bohlinger announced he will be running for U.S. Senate, and today in Helena he announced the first senate bill he would sign.

Using an online video Bohlinger said he will sign his name as co-sponsor on S 897, the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act by Senator Elizabeth Warren. This piece of legislation sets the interest rates for government loans to student loans at the same level as government loans to banks. Bohlinger pointed out the Schwitzer-Bohilnger administration put historic amounts of new money into higher education and K-12. An approximated 64% of Montana undergrad's take out student loans, on average Montanans graduate with $25,000 in student loans and there is an 8.2% default rate on these loans.

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