Category Update

Thank you, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless!

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless gave Minnesotans for Fair Lending the chance to present the case for payday lending reform at their Day on the Hill yesterday. Many advocates opted to don MFL’s “Stop the Payday Loan Debt Trap” buttons while they advocated for affordable housing at the Capitol.   We are so grateful […]

Senate bill introduced

A companion bill to HF 2293 (Atkins) enacting payday lending reform was introduced in the Senate yesterday and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee. SF 2368 was introduced by Senator Jeff Hayden, “a bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating payday lending”, according to the Senate Journal March 6. Co-authors are Sen. Kevin Dahle, […]

HF2293 passes House Commerce Committee

The House Commerce Committee heard the Payday Lending Reform Bill (HF 2293, Atkins; SF 2368, Hayden) today, with State Rep. Joe Atkins presenting it. Testimony in favor of the bill included Brian Rusche of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, Darryl Dahlheimer and Cherrish Holland of Lutheran Social Services Financial Counseling, and Reneé Bergeron, citizen of […]