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6 states sue to block Biden student debt cancellation

Six states sued the Biden administration on Thursday over its mass student debt cancellation plan, citing harms to state higher education lending programs and reduced tax revenues.

Republican attorneys general in Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, South Carolina and Kansas, and an attorney representing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, also a Republican, filed suit on behalf of their states in federal court in Missouri. The states are seeking the relief now since the Biden administration has indicated it will start rolling out the debt cancellation program in early October, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said…. Other conservative legal challenges are expected after the administration makes a formal move toward cancellation, such as by releasing an application for borrowers to report their income. The Pacific Legal Foundation, a libertarian nonprofit law firm, sued Tuesday in federal court in Indiana.

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