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Predatory lending hurts Texas families - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

February 1, 2015

Predatory lending hurts Texas families

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:16 am

In a guest column published in the Galveston Daily News (“It’s special interest groups that kill payday loan reform,” Daily News, March 15) Adam Burklund, field organizer for the Consumer Service Alliance of Texas, asserted that we and the “consumer interests groups” we represent defeated the predatory lending reform bill last session.

While we would like to revel in any claim that gives us so much power over the Texas Legislature, we hate to break it to Burklund, but the only consumer interest groups we represent are the consumers of our respective House and Senate districts.

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