While Arizona recovers from an economic crisis rooted in predatory lending practices, a bill just signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer creates another round of risky loans not too far removed from the horrific payday-lending loans now mostly a good-riddance memory.
Why would the House of Representatives approve a farm bill designed to provide farmers and the agriculture community with the funding they need without funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) and other nutrition programs?
In 2008, more than 1.2 million Arizona voters said no, by a 2-to-1 margin, to triple-digit interest rates and special exemptions from the state's usury laws for payday lenders by rejecting Proposition 200, which would have permanently legalized 300 percent APR payday loans in Arizona. Since …
It's getting cold in Arizona, a fact that raises thermostats
here and eyebrows across the country. Most Americans believe
Arizona is always sunny and warm in the winter and sunny and
unbearable in the summer.