By Jason Stein

Madison — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday touted efforts to expand student loan refinancing by Wisconsin banks and credit unions.

Speaking at UW Credit Union’s headquarters, the Republican governor said his administration is helping the Madison lender serve more borrowers who didn’t go to a University of Wisconsin System campus.

But in highlighting those steps and a new state website for student borrowers, Walker stopped short of a broader refinancing plan favored by Democrats to address rising student debt.

“Under this plan we’re announcing today, any student would be eligible to take advantage of these very competitive rates,” Walker said.

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