The main Democrat running for governor says paying for higher education is one of the main hurdles that keep people from getting a degree.
Mary Burke says getting more technical college and university graduates is also a key factor, in filling more job openings in the state, and improving the economy.
She wants to increase the tuition tax deduction in Wisconsin, and make student loan payments tax deductible. Burke says she also supports a proposal that would let people refinance student loans. A student loan refinancing bill failed to pass in the Legislature this year.
Burke spoke with students Thursday at Fox Valley Technical College.
Rick Schuh, WHBY