For this article, a reporting team called other state loan programs to find out how secure their forgiveness offers are, and here's part of what happened:
Some states ignored us or didn’t call back in time. Some were stumped entirely and said the question actually raised Constitutional issues, which left us a bit befuddled (and there was a trained lawyer in our posse). A few insisted that theirs was not a Kentucky situation, so scared were they of being tarred with that state’s taint.There it is. We're the national model of how not to run an incentive program and how not to treat student borrowers willing to take on important public service.
One flicker of hope in the article shouldn't be missed: "Ken Winters, a Republican state senator there, said he expected the issue of financing for the program to come up in January."
(Earlier posts on this bad story are here.)