Once Praised, Now Attacked. What Gives?
A 2001 bill sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Walter "Skip" Campbell created some of the toughest regulations of the payday loan industry in the country.
It was co-authored by a Republican, passed unanimously by the Legislature and roundly praised by Gov. Jeb Bush.
But now that Campbell is running for attorney general, his Republican opponent and a newly formed political action group are attacking the legislation as a de facto tax on the poor.