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Archive for April, 2012

Legal Aid Comments on Payday Lending

April 2012

OPLC and representatives of each legal aid organization in Ohio submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in response to the Bureau’s request for additional information about payday lending activities nationally. The Ohio legal aid community’s comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were focused on Ohio’s failure to prevent payday lending, despite bipartisan […]

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Ohio Legal Aid Attorneys Submit Comments on Payday Lending to Federal Agency

April 2012

In response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau‘s recent request for comments on payday lending, Ohio legal aid advocates, led by OPLC attorney Linda Cook, recently teamed up to write and submit comments on the state of payday lending in Ohio. Ohio advocates’ comments focused on Ohio’s failure to prevent payday lending, despite bipartisan legislation […]

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Testimony on HB 462 – Educational Stability of Foster Kids in Ohio

April 2012

OPLC attorney Sarah Biehl presented the below testimony in support of HB 462 to the Ohio House Education Committee on April 18, 2012.  To find out more about HB 462, including text of the bill, amendments, and Legislative Services Commission analysis, click here. House Bill 462 is an Important First Step Toward Preserving Educational Stability […]

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OPLC Urges Ohioans to Speak Out Against SB 271, Telephone Deregulation

April 2012

OPLC sent a letter to several Ohio newspapers last week urging them to speak out against SB 271, a bill that would deregulate telephone providers, releasing them from any obligation to provide landline phone service to all Ohioans.  This move could leave many Ohioans, especially in rural and impoverished areas, with NO reliable telephone service. […]

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Legal Aid Community Files Amicus Brief in Cashland Payday Lending Case

April 2012

On April 2, 2012, the statewide legal aid payday litigation working group filed an amicus brief in the 9th District Court of Appeals challenging Cashland‘s blatant disregard of Ohio’s payday lending reform efforts.  The legal aid community was joined on the brief by the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, the Center for Responsible Lending, […]

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Bill Could Kill Access to Basic Phone Service

April 2012

OPLC fights bill that would allow phone companies to drop landline phone service. OPLC’s Mike Smalz and Joe Maskovyak are participating in a consumer coalition to fight SB 271, which will deregulate landline phone services and could lead to many mostly rural Ohioans being left with no or unreliable access to phone service. Mike Smalz […]

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Ohio Still Needs Payday Reform

April 2012

Jack D’Aurora, op-ed columnist for the Columbus Dispatch and friend of OPLC, explains why Ohio still needs payday lending reform. OPLC’s Linda Cook provided information and data to author Jack D’Aurora, which he uses here to explain why payday lending reform isn’t working in Ohio.

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