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NC Senate candidates Beasley, Budd stake out positions on Biden’s debt forgivenessxa

Democrat Cheri Beasley praised student loan forgiveness as help for people struggling with higher costs. Republican Ted Budd attacked it as a transfer of wealth that will only make inflation worse. Beasley told reporters the forgiveness “will make a difference for a lot of people here in North Carolina. We have over a million folks in North Carolina who are saddled with student loan debt.”

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