Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsOctober 17, 20188min499

Our state has a problem. The cost of living continues to increase, but wages are not keeping up. Simply paying bills can be extraordinarily stressful. Unfortunately, there is an industry that exists solely to take advantage of people in this situation — payday lenders. Preying on those who require a helping hand is sickening. That is why I urge everyone to vote “Yes” on Proposition 111, which will reduce the allowable interest rate to a maximum APR of 36 percent. 


Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 22, 20184min617
(Editor’s note: The Center for Responsible Lending and the Bell Policy Center are part of the Financial Equity Coalition, which is pushing the ballot initiative. The original post is below.) ************ A ballot question in November would ask voters in November to cap rates charged by payday lenders at 36 percent. But to get on […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 7, 201712min2816

Will voters care if Democratic congressional candidate Jason Crow represented some unsavory characters early in his career as an attorney? It’s a serious vulnerability, says one of his primary opponents, and a veteran Republican strategist who won two statewide races in Colorado thanks to similar attacks on another Democrat agrees. Crow’s campaign team, however, says his background and experience will only serve to strengthen his bid to unseat Republican Mike Coffman, a five-term incumbent.