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State Lawmakers Consider Student Loan 'Bill Of Rights'04:32

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Residents of Massachusetts owe more than $30 billion in student loans. All that student debt has some state lawmakers considering a student loan "Bill of Rights" to protect borrowers.

It would give state officials power over federal loan providers — which could spark challenges from the federal government.

State Sen. Eric Lesser is a sponsor of the bill of rights and joined Morning Edition to talk about it.

This segment aired on March 6, 2019.

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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.


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