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Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg will participate in a House committee hearing on continuing to allow short-term lenders to charge a 572 annual percentage rate on $100 loans.

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Payday Lending Under Scrutiny Today

UPDATED: This story has been updated with additional information from this afternoon's hearing.


Payday Lenders Big Donors to Lawmakers

The Mississippi Center for Justice says short-term lenders donate heavily to legislative banking committee chairmen in hopes of extending an exemption allowing them to charge up to $21.95 for every ...

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State Overestimating Health-Care Costs?

The Mississippi Department of Medicaid's high estimates of what the federal health-care legislation will cost the state are overstated, Mississippi Health Advocacy Program Director Roy Mitchell said today.


Legislators Eye State Budget

The Mississippi Legislature was back in action April 20 to approve a $5.5 billion fiscal-year 2011 budget and the re-authorization of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


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