Late into the night, the payday loan industry strutted its stuff before a very friendly House committee. The hearing came just a week after the Senate passed a surprisingly tough bill that the industry insists would shut down most of Texas’ 3,400 payday and auto-title storefronts. Even though the legislation aired last night is a faint shadow the Senate bill, it got a rough treatment from six of the seven committee members.
Daily Archives: April 30, 2013
For 28 years, Texans have been coming to Goliad, in March, to die.
The Lead: You know the session has gotten serious when the first major bill dies in the House on a point of order. That’s what happened yesterday, when a major water bill that would have directed $2 billion from the …