payday loans http://kbia.org en Missouri lawmakers considering payday loan changes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-considering-payday-loan-changes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;lawmakers are considering an overhaul of the state's&nbsp;<font color="red">payday</font>&nbsp;loan industry that would give borrowers more time to pay back a loan.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:16:29 +0000 Associated Press 48627 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers considering payday loan changes Ballot initiative supporters give up on payday loans, minimum wage http://kbia.org/post/ballot-initiative-supporters-give-payday-loans-minimum-wage <p>Two groups that had been pushing to get initiatives stiffening regulations on payday loans and raising Missouri's minimum wage are giving up their fight to get the measures on the November ballot. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 22:19:13 +0000 Associated Press 20494 at http://kbia.org Ballot initiative supporters give up on payday loans, minimum wage Tobacco tax on November ballot, minimum wage and payday loan restrictions fall short http://kbia.org/post/tobacco-tax-november-ballot-minimum-wage-and-payday-loan-restrictions-fall-short <p>Missouri voters will be asked in November to raise the state&#39;s tobacco tax and let St. Louis run its own police department. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 23:20:42 +0000 Associated Press 18947 at http://kbia.org Tobacco tax on November ballot, minimum wage and payday loan restrictions fall short Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters http://kbia.org/post/payday-loans-minimum-wage-and-cigarette-tax-one-step-closer-voters <p>Initiatives that would cap payday loan interest rates, raise the Missouri minimum wage, and raise the state&#39;s tobacco tax are a step closer to the November ballot, after a Missouri Supreme Court ruling yesterday. The three initiatives were tied up for months in court &ndash; one judge struck down the payday petition, ruling the ballot summary was &quot;likely to deceive petition signers.&quot; But yesterday, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld all three ballot summaries.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="RadioAx"> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:51:12 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18568 at http://kbia.org Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives http://kbia.org/post/court-hearing-challenge-ballot-initiatives <p>The authority of the Missouri auditor to write financial estimates for ballot initiatives is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court.</p><p>The high court heard arguments Monday on whether a law directing the auditor to prepare the financial estimates exceeds the limits of the auditor&#39;s authority spelled out in the Missouri Constitution.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:23:39 +0000 Associated Press 16488 at http://kbia.org Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives Newscast for April 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-6-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>House endorses teacher tenure compromise</li><li>Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative</li><li>Missouri House approves advertising on school buses</li></ul> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:15:30 +0000 Jacob Fenston 11946 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 6, 2012 Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative http://kbia.org/post/ruling-could-doom-payday-loan-ballot-initiative <p>&nbsp;A Missouri judge has dealt a setback to supporters of a ballot proposal that would limit interest rates on payday loans. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Thursday that the ballot summary and financial estimate for the initiative are &quot;inadequate&quot; and &quot;unfair&quot; and &quot;likely to deceive petition signers.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:27:34 +0000 Associated Press 11940 at http://kbia.org Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative Payday loans: credit option or debt trap? http://kbia.org/post/payday-loans-credit-option-or-debt-trap <p>Missouri is fertile ground for payday lenders. With some of the loosest regulations in the nation, we are among the states with the most payday lending stores per capita.&nbsp;In this Health &amp; Wealth report, the payday lending industry in Missouri fights for its life, as activists aim for the November ballot to try to rein in these lenders they say trap the working poor in a cycle of debt.</p><p class="Radiotitle"> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:13:27 +0000 Jacob Fenston 11715 at http://kbia.org Payday loans: credit option or debt trap? Legislature will consider loan interest cap http://kbia.org/post/legislature-will-consider-loan-interest-cap <p>A Missouri House member is proposing legislation that would ask voters to approve tougher regulation of certain installment loans. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:11:02 +0000 Associated Press 6982 at http://kbia.org Legislature will consider loan interest cap