Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

GOP Senator Accuses Colleagues of Being ‘Shills’ for Payday Lenders

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 loan industry and worrying that the GOP would be seen as “the party that is backed and bankrolled by payday lenders.”

Lawmakers Hear Proposals to Allow More Discrimination, Limit Ethnic Studies in College

House members considered a pair of bills Wednesday rooted in social conservative ideas about what’s wrong with universities, before briefly delving into a plan to let students access unspent state loan money. The first two got most of their attention.