loans http://kbia.org en Nixon vetoes Mo. lending, voting measures http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-mo-lending-voting-measures <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation on fees for certain types of loans and on voting by elected officials during public meetings.</p><p>The two bills were among four vetoed by Nixon on Tuesday.</p><p>Nixon criticized the measure that would have raised the fees that lenders could charge for payday, title and consumer installment loans. The Democratic governor said the bill would have helped payday lenders increase their profits at the expense of people struggling with debt.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:47:19 +0000 Associated Press 36459 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes Mo. lending, voting measures Mo. offers faster loans for farmers in drought http://kbia.org/post/mo-offers-faster-loans-farmers-drought <p>Farmers suffering from this summer&#39;s dry, hot weather could get some help through the state treasurer&#39;s office.</p><p>Treasurer Clint Zweifel says he is offering emergency 24-hour approvals of low-interest loans through the Missouri Linked Deposit Program because of the drought conditions.</p><p>Under the program, the state deposits money at low rates in banks, which in turn can supply low-interest loans to farmers or businesses. Zweifel says it normally takes about 10 days to approve a deposit for a loan, but that can be speeded up in emergencies.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:08:20 +0000 Associated Press 17759 at http://kbia.org Mo. offers faster loans for farmers in drought Lawmakers consider allowing casinos loan money to patrons http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-consider-allowing-casinos-loan-money-patrons <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri lawmakers are considering a measure allowing casinos to loan money to patrons, something opponents say could make things worse for those with gambling addictions.</span></p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:26:10 +0000 Associated Press 13185 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers consider allowing casinos loan money to patrons