Didn’t have time to follow the twists and turns of the Special Session? Confused as to what’s in (and out of) the final West Virginia budget? Here’s Sean’s breakdown including what was in the governor’s original budget and what the final numbers look like.
Mark your calendars for the next Lunch and Learn, July 13 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at the West Virginia Covenant House. July’s topic: How Legalizing Marijuana Would Impact West Virginia’s Economy.
Plan to join us the second Wednesday of each month!
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released proposed rules that, if strengthened, could rein in the worst abuses of payday and car-title lending. Thankfully West Virginia protects against abusive payday loans, but the CFPB still needs to hear from you.
Payday loans notoriously carry 300+% APR (annual percentage rate). Strategically located in low-income neighborhoods, payday lenders intentionally trap borrowers in debt that they cannot escape. The average payday borrower is trapped by ten transactions in a year.
Though West Virginia does not legalize these predatory loans, we still need a strong rule. Payday lenders will use a weak rule to seek a green light to come into West Virginia.
Registration is open for the 2016 Civic Engagement Workshops, where you can will learn what your organization can and can’t do during the election, attend a workshop to learn more about the 18 key issues on the Our Children Our Future platfrom, and get trained on how to do voter registration, voter turnout or candidate forums in your area.
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