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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, January 3

Jan 3, 2018

Credit OFFICE OF GOV. CUOMO

First hour: Exploring Governor Cuomo's proposed plan to relieve student loan debt

Second hour: 2018 State of the State address

In his 2018 State of the State address this afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce a proposed series of reforms to help relieve loan debt for college and university students in New York State. Student loan debt accounts for 10 percent of debt balance in the U.S., making it the second highest category of loan debt after mortgage debt. In New York, the average student loan debt total is more than $30,000. This hour, we preview the governor’s proposed reforms and their potential impact on students. We’ll also discuss the importance of financial literacy with our guests. In studio:

  • Chuck Wade, vice president and financial adviser, Brighton Securities
  • Bianca Bishop, health care integrator at Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Shadi Kafi, attorney, former teacher and administrator, and aspiring author

Then in our second hour, we bring you live coverage of Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2018 State of the State address.