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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.

Ah, politics.

Story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:51pm]


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