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PolitiFact Florida: Patrick Murphy wrongly praises Florida's payday law as 'stronger than almost any other state'



Consumer groups have attacked Florida members of Congress, including Patrick Murphy, for defending a payday lending bill that they say traps the poor in a cycle of debt. Murphy, a Democrat who represents the Treasure Coast and is running for U.S. Senate, disagrees with those consumer advocates.

"The regulations on the (payday lending) industry are some of the strongest here in Florida, stronger than almost any other state," Murphy said in a conference call with reporters April 6.

PolitiFact Florida looked into Murphy's claim and and rated it False. Read the full report. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:11pm]


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