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FLACP Presents Award to Rep. Olszewski

FLACP is proud to present an award to Rep. "Bobby O" Olszewski for his support of consumers during the 2018 Florida Legislative Session. He sponsored a payday loan rate cap bill and voted against the expansion of payday lending. Read our press release here.

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Bravo to a Legislator and boo to a would-be judge

Orlando Sentinel, June 6, 2018

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-bobby-olszewski-donald-mcbath-bravo-boo-20180606-story.html

These pastors had a message, but it wasn’t the gospel. They lobbied for payday loans

Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times, April 4, 2018

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article207856464.html

 

Bravo to an ex-legislator for leading on ethics reform, and boo to a current one for taking up the cause of payday lenders

Orlando Sentinel, March 21, 2018

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-don-gaetz-janet-cruz-bravo-boo-20180321-story.html

Florida Senate Backs Changes in Payday Loans that Contribute to Debt Traps

Nonprofit Quarterly, March 8, 2018

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/03/08/florida-senate-backs-changes-payday-loans-contribute-debt-traps/

 

Payday loan companies approved changes to bill regulating their industry, emails show

Miami Herald/Tampa Bay times, March 7, 2018

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article203841809.html

 

Payday lenders spend $8 million, get bills they want in Florida

Palm Beach Post, March 5, 2018

http://protectingyourpocket.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/03/05/payday-lender-bills-poised-to-pass-after-8m-spending-report-says/

Senate Backs Changes In Payday Loans, Worker's Comp In Saturday Session

News Service of Florida/WLRM, March 4, 2018

http://wlrn.org/post/senate-backs-changes-payday-loans-workers-comp-saturday-session

 

Editorial: Reject changes on payday loans

Tampa Bay Times, February 20, 2018

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial-Reject-changes-on-payday-loans_165333173

 

Payday-loan bill ready for Florida House floor

News Service of Florida/The Ledger, February 22, 2018

http://www.theledger.com/news/20180222/payday-loan-bill-ready-for-florida-house-floor

 

Opinion: Predatory Lending is What EXPLOITATION Looks Like

Folio Weekly, Feb. 19, 2018

http://folioweekly.com/stories/predatory-lending-is-what-exploitation-looks-like,19240

 

Record Editorial: Lawmakers pander on payday loans

St. Augustine Record, Feb. 16, 2018

http://www.staugustine.com/opinion/20180216/record-editorial-lawmakers-pander-on-payday-loans

House Proposal For Changes On Loan Repayments: Payday Loan Providers

WUSF Public Media, February 16, 2018

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/house-proposal-changes-loan-repayments-payday-loan-providers

 

Payday loan revamp moves forward in Senate

News Service of Florida/News4JAX, February 15, 2018

https://www.news4jax.com/news/payday-loan-revamp-moves-forward-in-senate

 

Payday lenders in Florida a step closer to longer loans for more money

Orlando Sentinel/News Service of Florida, Feb. 13, 2018

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-nsf-payday-loan-changes-florida-20180213-story.html

 

Payday loans bill clears latest House committee

Florida Politics, Feb. 13, 2018

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/256142-payday-loans-bill-house

 

Do good, and curb the evils of predatory banking, payday loans | Opinion

Sun Sentinel, by Archbishop of Miami, Feb. 9, 2018

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-viewpoint-payday-loans-predatory-banking-20180209-story.html

 

Preachers oppose payday loan expansion

Florida Politics, Feb. 8, 2018

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/255737-preachers-pillory-payday-lenders

 

Florida Pastors Oppose Payday Lending Bills

IHeartRadio, Feb. 8, 2018

https://1025wfla.iheart.com/featured/orlando-local-news/content/2018-02-08-florida-pastors-oppose-payday-lending-bills/

 

Opinion: Why Are Florida Legislators Siding with Predatory Payday Lenders?

Black Press USA, The Voice of the Black Community, February 8, 2018

http://www.blackpressusa.com/opinion-why-are-florida-legislators-siding-with-predatory-payday-lenders/

 

Opinion: Lawmakers should not let predatory lenders do even more damage to poor Floridians

FL NAACP in Miami Herald, Feb. 5, 2018

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article198552544.html

 

Payday loans: Make ’em bigger in Florida? Senior group says no

Palm Beach Post, Feb. 5, 2018

http://protectingyourpocket.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/02/05/payday-loans-make-em-bigger-in-florida-senior-group-says-no/

 

Are payday loans helpful or predatory? Lawmakers debate how much regulation is needed

Miami Herald, Feb. 4, 2018

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article198193599.html

 

Payday Rules Relax on Trump’s Watch After Lobbying by Lenders

New York Times, Feb. 2, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/us/politics/payday-lenders-lobbying-regulations.html

 

New payday loan bill could save the industry. Or make it more profitable.

Tampa Bay Times, Feb. 2, 2018

http://www.tampabay.com/article/20180202/ARTICLE/302029721

 

States mull loosening of laws in response to CFPB payday rule

American Banker, Feb. 1, 2018

https://www.americanbanker.com/news/states-mull-loosening-of-laws-in-response-to-cfpb-payday-rule

 

Florida legislature moves to expand payday loans, double fees haul for predatory lenders

ThinkProgress, Jan. 29, 2018

https://thinkprogress.org/florida-payday-loans-expansion-49e1257cd1c9/

 

Attorney Ben Crump hammers payday loan legislation

Politico, Jan. 26, 2018

Benjamin Crump letter: https://www.politico.com/states/f/?id=00000161-34d2-d70c-a565-7ffba9160001

Story: https://www.politicopro.com/states/florida/story/2018/01/26/attorney-ben-crump-hammers-payday-loan-legislation-218200

 

Opinion: Kill bill strengthening payday lenders

Tallahassee Democrat, Jan. 25, 2018

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2018/01/25/opinion-kill-bill-strengthening-payday-lenders/1064838001/

 

Opinion: Support stronger payday-loan protections

Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 25, 2018

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-support-stronger-payday-loan-protectionis-20180125-story.html

 

Florida Groups Concerned Over Possible "Gifts" to Payday Lenders

Columbia County Observer, Jan 22, 2018
http://www.columbiacountyobserver.com/master_files/Florida_News_2015/18_0122_fl-groups-concerned-over-possible-gifts-to-payday-lenders.html 

 

Editorial: Consumers need stronger, not weaker, protections from payday loan industry

Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 19, 2018

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-payday-lending-florida-legislature-20180118-story.html

 

Florida lawmakers advance new loan type sought by payday-loan industry

Palm Beach Post, Jan. 18, 2018

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/florida-lawmakers-advance-new-loan-type-sought-payday-loan-industry/2Rxibp6sb1YkEfA714afVN/

 

Lawmakers back longer, higher-interest payday loans

Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 18, 2018

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-payday-lenders-bill-20180118-story.html

 

Florida Lawmakers Could Change Payday Loan Rules

WGCU/NPR News, Jan. 18, 2018

http://news.wgcu.org/post/florida-lawmakers-could-change-payday-loan-rules

 

Payday loan crackdown on ice under Trump pick who got donations

Palm Beach Post, Jan. 17, 2018

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/payday-loan-crackdown-ice-under-trump-pick-who-got-donations/4cxbrwOnM3YtvLg8Oo4YbJ/

 

Payday lending bill moves ahead in House

Florida Politics, Jan. 17, 2018

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/253826-controversial-payday-lending-bill-moves-ahead-house

​FLACP Presents Award To Florida Representative David Santiago

 

FLACP is proud to present an award to Rep. David Santiago in recognition of his support of consumers during the 2014 Florida Legislative Session.  Rep. Santiago protected the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act from changes that would have severely eroded consumer protections.  Thank you Rep. Santiago!

FLACP director Alice Vickers presents Rep. Santiago with the plaque recognizing his “support for Florida consumers.”

Phone: (850) 556-3121

Email: alicevickers@flacp.org