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Posted Monday, May 23, 2016 - 15:08

Next Thursday, June 2, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau will host a public hearing and panel discussion on the topic of payday loans. The event includes remarks from the Bureau’s Director Richard Cordray, a roundtable of consumer advocates and representatives from the payday loan industry as well as public testimony.

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 17:22

We’ll be honest, we’re still recovering from the end of the Legislative Session last week. And while our immediate reaction was to count all the bad things that happened— there were many— we would be remiss if we didn’t highlight a few really great things that emerged from the rubble.

Posted Friday, May 13, 2016 - 18:06

Well… it’s finally over. The legislative session ended in a last-minute rush of farewell speeches and attempts to pass bad legislation (some of which was successful). Sadly, lawmakers failed to help the vast majority of Missourians who are struggling—so it somehow seems appropriate that all of this should come to an end on Friday the 13th.

In the spirit of this unofficial and infamous day, we humbly present our Friday the 13th Top 13 Terrible Takeaways...

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 15:59

House Joint Resolution 53, the resolution that would amend our state constitution to make way for extreme photo ID requirements at the polls, is now headed to a statewide ballot. Let that sink in for a moment: our own elected leaders, voting along party lines, moved to change our state constitution to make it harder for hundreds of thousands of us to vote.

Posted Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:56

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for March 2016. Here are your updated rankings of the House and Senate.

Posted Friday, April 29, 2016 - 16:24

This type of fear mongering discrimination will put Missouri back in the national spotlight.

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 17:21

We spend a lot of time talking about the bad things happening in Jefferson City... but today, equality won.

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:58

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:12

The Missouri legislature is once again trying to roll back sunshine law provisions— this time in our state government’s dealings with corporate farming. House Bill 1414 is currently being promoted by the corporate agriculture lobby to make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to figure out how they work with state agencies. Under this proposal, citizens would lose the right to learn how the Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Department of Agriculture are spending taxpayer money on selected projects.

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 12:10


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