Missouri

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NEW REPORT--Indebted: How Payday Lenders Buy Political Influence In Missouri And Hurt Everyday People

Public Campaign issued a new report today, "Indebted: How Payday Lenders Buy Political Influence In Missouri And Hurt Everyday People," which details how the payday lending industry's influence over the Missouri state legislature and how it effects ordinary citizens.

Here's the executive summary (and scroll down to download the full report):

Return to Bundler

Bundling goes beyond the Beltway. This story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which features commentary from Public Campaign's Nick Nyhart looks at the end run around contribution limits by one very wealthy supporter of St. Louis mayor Francis Slay.

Prosecuter Looking at MO Guv's Records

Fired Up Missouri reports that Texas prosecutors are examining campaign finance records of Gov. Matt Blunt for the year 2000. Previous news reports have said that Prosecutor Ronnie Earle was looking at records for ARMPAC; Roy Blunt's leadership PAC, the Rely on Your Beliefs Fund, and the Missouri Republian Party. It appears that the net is now wider than that.