After a dramatic false start on Thursday, the big payday loan reform bill—tediously-negotiated by Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas)—easily cleared the Senate. But...Read More
An ugly scene erupted in the Texas Senate today, with Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) suggesting that some of his Republican colleagues were "shills" for the payday...Read More
The explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on Wednesday raises the same questions that followed the 1947 disaster in Texas City, the largest industrial...Read More
Consumer advocates and Democrats are divided over a Senate bill that would impose light regulations on payday and auto-title lenders.
Consumer advocates and Democrats are divided over a Senate bill that would impose light regulations on payday and auto-title lenders. ...Read More
At a legislative hearing this morning, state Sen. John Carona, the Dallas Republican who’s leading the payday “reform” effort in the Senate, basically sai...Read More
1 percent of food stamp recipients have a graduate degree, a number that’s tripled since 2007....Read More
Former legislators don't die, they come back as lobbyists quicker than you can say cha-ching! Today's profile in reincarnation is former state Rep. Vicki Truitt...Read More