ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE COALITION URGING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE DEBT RELIEF TO FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS

(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong this week joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general calling on the U.S. Department of Education to swiftly implement recently proposed regulations, which would provide needed relief for some of the nation’s most burdened student loan borrowers and help address the student debt crisis. The proposed regulations would waive or reduce student loan repayment for certain groups of federal student loan borrowers. “For far too many Connecticut families, student loan debt is a crushing, unaffordable burden. This is an economic crisis exacerbated by bad actors in both the for-profit college and loan servicing industries, as well as long-term mismanagement over the course of many, many years and multiple federal administrations. I join attorneys…

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Senator Gaston Celebrates Nearly $1 Million in State Grants for Stratford School HVAC Upgrades

Senator Herron Keyon Gaston, D-Bridgeport, welcomed Monday the release of nearly $1 million in state grants dedicated to HVAC upgrades at Chapel Street Elementary and Wilcoxson Elementary School in Stratford.  "For our students to thrive academically and stay healthy, they need clean air and comfortable classrooms,” Senator Gaston said. “These grants will improve learning environments for students at Chapel Street Elementary and Wilcoxson Elementary and by covering more than 60% of these projects, the state has significantly eased the burden on our local taxpayers." The grants announced by the Department of Administrative Services include: $366,587 for the replacement of boilers at Chapel Street Elementary in Stratford. This grant will cover 61% of the project. $632,957 for the replacement of boilers…

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