Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the Kansas City Star, the Springfield News-Leader and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have all reached the same conclusion: Sen. Mike Cunningham's payday loan 'reform' bill is a joke.
Missouri has the one of the highest interest rates in the country - an average of 454% APR. A proposed bill is "reform" in name only that gives predatory lenders cover to continue raking in obscene profits on the backs of Missourians who find themselves in a tough financial spot.
Today, several concerned Missourians delivered more than 6,850 letters to Speaker Tim Jones demanding he reject so-called ‘right to work’ legislation that does nothing to create good jobs or an economy that works for all Missourians.
Expanding access to equal rights is part of the foundation of America. Ed Martin is wrong to claim that all Republicans are as opposed to marriage equality as he is. Missourians have changed their opinion on marriage equality a lot in the last 10 years, including many members and voters in Mr. Martin’s party.
Just two hours after cosponsoring articles of impeachment seeking to remove Governor Jay Nixon from office, Republican Representative T.J. Berry has given up any pretense and admitted the truth -- this is a partisan attack against the Governor for following federal law and allowing same-sex couples to file their taxes jointly.
"LGBT advocates in Missouri launched a website today designed to promote anti-discrimination bills at the legislature -- and the support these proposals are now getting from a select group of Republican lawmakers. Progress Missouri and PROMO, the statewide gay rights group, chose a clear message: FiredForBeingGay.com."