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June 03 07:04 AM
In 2010, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Dodd-Frank created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and authorized it, among other things, to regulate "payday lending." Six years later, the CFPB has finally issued new rules proposals pursuant to that power.
May 27 07:07 AM
"We approved funding for projects across Louisiana," said Treasurer Kennedy. "These are vital projects, including improvements to the waterworks system in Marksville, ensuring that kids in Erath have a good high school and middle school and improving the drinking water in New Llano.
May 27 07:07 AM
“Louisiana women earn an average of 65 cents on the dollar compared to what their male counterparts make. Even worse, on average, African-American women earn an average of 49 cents on the dollar for doing the same job. A statewide poll conducted in March 2016 indicated that 90 percent of Louisianans support passing equal pay legislation.
May 27 07:07 AM
Kids all over America graduated last week from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and graduate schools. And there was always a commencement speaker. Most of you will never give a commencement address. But as a public official, I was called on to give a number of them.
May 27 07:07 AM
For the most part, I don’t really care what adults want to put into their bodies. I don’t believe that lengthy prison sentences are appropriate just for the simple possession and use of drugs. The money spent to incarcerate them would be better used for treatment.
May 20 12:52 PM
When most people think about where clandestine methamphetamine labs are typically found, they envision run-down homes or cheap motels. That gives many people a false sense of security, and they often think that there is no way that a meth lab could be located next door – especially if they live in a ritzy neighborhood.
May 20 12:52 PM
With a national election only months away, the approval rate for members of Congress seems to be in free fall. Few constituents approve of the dysfunction taking place in the nation’s capitol. Just 10 years ago, Congress had an approval rating of 65 percent.
May 13 07:19 AM
Heather Grace Hughes, 44, was pulled over in Beverly Hills (Texas, not California) at 1 a.m. on April 25 for a defective license plate light. This is something I see all the time – someone is stopped for a minor traffic/equipment violation and gets arrested on more serious charges.
May 06 07:01 AM
So what’s a hate crime you ask? If someone is premeditatedly shot and killed, that’s generally murder. When you’re dead, you are dead, and there is a strong penalty for that; generally life or the death penalty. But hate crime supporters want more than justice.

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