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BHN L & F: Student loan forgiveness, but not Brett Favre; Cobb appointed to the Third Circuit Court

By Carol Angela Davis

BHN legal and finance anchor, Carol Angela Davis, gives the run down on:

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Federal student loan borrowers can “get credit for payments that previously didn’t qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) or Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF).” Remember under the PSLF waiver, borrowers can get credit for past payments even if you didn’t make payments on time, didn’t pay the full amount due, or weren’t on the right repayment plan.

Detroit seems to have the best plan for selling of its vacant lots: a problem for many urban areas. Detroit's Side Lot Program is outselling other U.S. cities and today the City of Detroit cuts 20,000 lots 5 times a year to make sure that Detroit neighborhoods are safe. The biggest problems are in counties that have the highest population of black residents. The Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) program is designed to return them to productive use. The program started in 2014 and so far has sold more than 21,000 vacant lots to Detroit homeowners.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Bradley L. Cobb to the Third Circuit Court of Wayne County. Bradley was an assistant prosecuting attorney for 25 years and has a supervisory background helping assistant prosecutors assigned to the suburban district courts. He also supervised the Diversion Unit for over four years. Since late 2018, he has served as a Docket Attorney in the General Trials Division where he reviews cases for plea offers and trains new trial attorneys. Cobb earned his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wright State University. His appointment was made to fill a partial term, which begins October 10, 2022 and expire on January 1, 2025.

Black and brown women activists have filed a petition demanding that Hall of Fame Quarterback Brett Favre be held accountable for his role in welfare fraud in Mississippi and they want Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch to act immediately by holding Favre and others liable to the fullest extent of the law. They also want President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene and to seek justice on behalf of low income residents of Mississippi.


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