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NBC Columbus: Ohio Senate passes payday lending reform bill, ditches Huffman overhaul, tweaks original bill.

NBC Columbus, July 12, 2018

Plain Dealer Editorial: At last, payday loan reform is at hand.

Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 12, 2018

Plain Dealer: Ohio Payday Lending Bill: Who wins and who loses?

Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 12, 2018

Columbus Dispatch Editorial: Ohio payday loan solution nears finish line, finally.

Columbus Dispatch, July 12, 2018

Advocates say Senate Changes Would Guy Payday Lending Reform

WKSU, June 21, 2018

Proposed Senate rewrite of payday lending bill draws fire

Columbus Dispatch, June 21, 2018

Advocates of payday lending bill say proposed changes too industry friendly

Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 21, 2018

Payday Lending Bill Advances Out of Legislative Committee

Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 18, 2018

Major reforms could come to payday lending industry in Ohio

Dayton Daily News, April 18, 2018

House committee votes to limit payday lending rates, fees

Columbus Dispatch, April 18, 2018

‘Clean’ payday lending reform bill heads to OH House floor

NBC, April 18, 2018

Column: Ohio House ignored fair payday loan reform

Columbus Dispatch, April 14, 2018

Major reforms could come to payday lending industry in Ohio

Ohio Payday Lending Reform Stalled By House Republicans

WOSU, April 12, 2018

Payday Lending Hits a Wall Again

Crain’s Cleveland, April 14, 2018

In Ohio, payday-lending vultures have bought themselves a legislature: Brent Larkin

Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 12, 2018

Remove roadblocks to real, lasting payday-loan reform

Youngstown Vindicator, April 1, 2018

Editorial: Statehouse still stumbles on payday lending

Columbus Dispatch March 31, 2018

editorial board: Real regulation for payday lenders

Akron Beacon Journal, March 26, 2018

House GOP rolls out payday-loan regs; critics say they protect bad industry

Columbus Dispatch, March 22, 2018

Ohio payday lending reform should come from the legislature – but a constitutional amendment looms if Ohio lawmakers don’t act – Editorial.

Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 9, 2018

Coalition moves toward putting payday lending issue on ballot

Columbus Dispatch, February 28, 2018

Ohio payday loan amendment would cap interest rates

Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 28, 2018

Ohio voters may decide limits on payday loans

Dayton Daily News, February 28, 2018

Crackdown on Payday Lenders.

Toledo Blade, January 30, 2018

Payday Lending Issue May Return to Ballot in Ohio

Akron Beacon Journal, January 25, 2018

Ohioans Could Vote to Reign in Payday Lenders — Again.

Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 25, 2018

Ohio Coalition Trying to Put Payday Lending Issue on November Ballot 

Columbus Dispatch, January 25, 2018

Payday Lending Coalition in Ohio Announces Ballot Issue to Restrict Payday Lenders

Cincinnati Enquirer, January 25, 2018

Payday Lending Advocates Taking Issue to Voters

Ohio Statehouse News, January 25, 2018

Thomas Suddes, “To Unstall Payday Lending Reform, Ohio Voters Need to Remind Lawmakers of Lopsided 2008 Vote”

Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 20, 2018

Despite Significant Support, Future Uncertain for Payday Reform Bill at the Statehouse

Ohio Statehouse Bureau, January 19, 2018

Payday Loan Bill Gets Second Hearing

Ashtabula Star Beacon, January 18, 2018

Clergy Goes To Payday Loan Hearing

Wilmington News Journal, January 18, 2018

Supporters-Opponents Clash Over Payday Lending Regulations

Columbus Dispatch, January 18, 2018

Consumer Bureau To Rethink Payday Lending Rules Written Under Richard Cordray

WCPN Ideastream, January 19, 2018

Editorial: Legislators should listen to Ohioans who want payday lenders reined in

Youngstown Vindicator, December 7, 2017

Editorial: House Bill Would Rein in Lenders

Toledo Blade, December 1, 2017

Supporters Of Payday Lending Bill Say It’s Needed More Now Given Changes In Washington

Ohio Statehouse News Bureau, November 29, 2017

Ohio Payday Loan Law Faces Political Challenges

Columbus Dispatch, November 29, 2017

The Republican-led House needs to rein-in payday lending, editorial.

Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 17, 2017

Guest Editorial: Now is the Time to Fix Payday Lending in Ohio

Dayton Daily News, November 14, 2017

Proposed Ohio House bill would limit short-term loan interest rates

Lorain Mourning Journal, November 4, 2017

Ohio Voters Have the Power to Rein in Payday Lenders, Bypassing Do-Nothing Legislature by Brent Larkin

Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 2, 2017

Local Community Groups Rally To Tighten Payday Lending Interest Rates

WOSU, November 2, 2017

Ohio couldn’t limit payday loans before. Will this time be different? Springfield pastor behind effort to close loopholes allowing lenders to charge as much as 591 percent interest.

Dayton Daily News, October 28, 2017

Has campaign cash stalled payday loan bill? This group thinks so.

Dayton Daily News, October 28, 2017

Editorial: Stop Loan Abuse for Real This Time

Columbus Dispatch, October 26, 2017

Lake County Commissioners Support Payday Lending Legislation

News Herald, October 20, 2017

Crack down on Payday Lenders

Akron Beacon Journal editorial, October 12, 2017

Editorial: Ohio must reform payday lending

Canton Repository, October 9, 2017

Ohio Loophole Could Hold Back New Payday Lending Rules

WOSU, October 9, 2017

Payday loans need to be reformed

Ashtabula Star Beacon, Sept. 19, 2017

Ohio has the highest US payday lending interest rates

Ashtabula Star Beacon, Sept. 2, 2017

Ohio lawmakers ‘sold their souls’ to payday loan industry: Brent Larkin
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 6, 2017

Editorial: Ohioans can ill afford stonewalling on reforms for payday lenders in state
The Vindicator, July 1, 2017

Springfield pastor leads vigil to support payday lending reform
Springfield News-Sun, June 15, 2017

Lawmakers enlist prayers for payday lending reform
The Columbus Dispatch, June 14, 2017

House to vote on bill that would overhaul consumer watchdog agency
The Columbus Dispatch, June 7, 2017

Letter: Payday loans trap military vets
The Columbus Dispatch, June 7, 2017

Payday lenders still soaking Ohioans as reform bill languishes: Thomas Suddes
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 4, 2017

Editorial: Corral, finally, payday lenders
Akron Beacon Journal, March, 31, 2017

Editorial: A real chance to close egregious Ohio payday-lending loopholes
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 29, 2017

Editorial: It’s time to rein in payday lenders
The Columbus Dispatch, March 27, 2017

Sound of Ideas show, payday lending panel including Rep. Koehler
WCPN Cleveland, March 20, 2017

As Ohio payday lending law fails, some lawmakers ready for new regulations
The Columbus Dispatch, March 19, 2017

Get it right
Crain’s Cleveland Business, March 19, 2017

Measure to protect Ohioans from payday loans timely
The Youngstown Vindicator, March 19, 2017

Another crackdown on payday lenders back to lawmakers, but industry is ready to right back
The Statehouse News Bureau, March 17, 2017

Huge majority of Ohioans want payday lending reform – now legislature must act
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 16, 2017

Bill targets high payday lending rates
ABC 6 Columbus, March 10, 2017

Toledo Dem finds GOP help for bill to limit payday lending
The Toledo Blade, March 10, 2017

VIDEO: Why state lawmakers are trying to reform payday loans 
Cleveland.com, March 9, 2017

Proposed state law would cap interest rates on payday loans, close loopholes
Crain’s Cleveland Business, March 9, 2017

Payday loan interest rates would be capped under Ohio bill 
Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 8, 2017

Ohio lawmakers struggle with payday loan caps for changes 
WFMJ, February 2, 2017

Speaker Cliff Rosenberger better not be MIA against Ohio payday-loan gougers
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 5, 2017

Springfield pastor seeking local support for payday lending bill
Springfield News Sun, January 28, 2017

Ohio payday lenders charging most in the country, so what are state legislators doing about it?
News Net 5 Columbus, January 6, 2017

Former employee explains how payday loans really work
News Net 5 Columbus, January 5, 2017

Ohioans pay highest fees in U.S. for payday loans, report says
Dayton Daily News, January 7, 2017

2016

Lawmakers plan payday lending reforms in 2017
The Cincinnati Enquirer, December 27, 2016

Bipartisan group of Ohio legislators plans new effort to curb payday-loan industry
The Columbus Dispatch, December 27, 2016

It’s past time for lasting reform in payday lending
The Youngstown Vindicator, December 28, 2016

Springfield pastors, state lawmakers look to reform payday lending
Dayton Daily News, December 23, 2016

Ohio lawmaker calls for payday loan lender reforms
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 20, 2016

Clamp down on payday lending greed and make it stick
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 2, 2016

Payday lenders get thousands of borrowers to complain to government about rules meant to protect them
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 22, 2016

Payday lending is evolving, and not for the better
CBS National News, August 11, 2016

Full faith and credit: Christian groups unit against predatory lending
The New York Times, June 10, 2016

Payday loans’ debt spiral to be curtailed
The New York Times, June 2, 2016

Despicable coddling of payday lenders in Columbus lets them have a field day in Ohio 
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 27, 2016

Church leaders: Payday loans hurt Springfield 
Springfield News Sun, May 23, 2016