Defense bill includes payday loan limitations

By CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — With a long list of caveats, President Bush signed a bill Tuesday authorizing $532.8 billion in defense spending, including a 2.2 percent pay raise for members of the military. The measure, for the 2007 fiscal year that began Oct. 1, authorizes $70 billion in supplemental funding to support the war […]

Woman thankful for generosity of others

Letters to the Editor I would like to thank the unknown person who was so generous to give my daughter a coat. My daughter said a teacher asked if she had a coat. My daughter said no and that she could not find her sweater. A teacher then presented my daughter with a box wrapped […]

Military looking into payday lending system

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGina Ricketson, manager of A&A Title & Check Loan, left, and assistant Donna Fredrickson, right, try to get in touch with a client behind on payments. Ricketson said the military are the business’ best customers. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Concerns over payday loans have military leaders looking for legal […]

Payday loans draw state’s interest

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The attorney general’s office is concerned about the lending practices of payday loan companies and is proposing stricter regulations. Payday loan advocates said the companies provide a valuable service and are already regulated. The attorney general’s office hosted a meeting Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss proposed […]

Payday loan organizations prey on poor

by Ned Cantwell Before you know it, the New Mexico legislative season will be upon us. Our lawmakers, as usual, will spend 14 hours a day pondering weighty matters and making momentous decisions, like, should the Official State Pest be the wood-boring beetle or John Dendahl? That’s not fair. It’s not fair to John Dendahl, […]