Payday Loan Opponent Says Prospect of Federal Regulation Won’t Deter Local Efforts

The newly-formed federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has the power to regulate payday loans. But a Kentucky lawmaker who has repeatedly attempted to cap payday loans says the feud in Congress over the bureau doesn’t make him confident that any progress will be made. State Senator Gerald Neal, D-33, has spent years trying to cap […]

Ethics Commission Releases Lobbying Numbers for Session

from Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission has released the latest rundown on lobbyist expenditures during the 2010 General Assembly. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association spent the most money – $307,000 – on lobbying during the first three months of the regular session. The group opposed two bills cracking down on […]