St. Louis American, February 28, 2014: “When we educate and empower people to make better financial choices, we also strengthen our community,” St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones said Friday morning at an event her office hosted for the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force.
You Are Invited -- Health Care Finance Beyond the Affordable Care Act: Missouri and Single Payer on Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Central Reform Congregatio, 5020 Waterman Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63108
Editorials in four publications in Missouri have exposed deceptions and flaws in the so-called payday loan bill that has been passed by the Missouri Senate and now awaits action in the House.
Fox 4 News WDAF-TV Kansas City, February 24, 2014: Missouri Gas Energy wants a $23 million rate hike. It says the increase is needed to help with pipeline and service line costs. Some customers believe the money will just line the pockets of company executives.
KMOV News Channel 4, January 30, 2014: Investigative reporter Chris Nagus confronts the man behind a debt collection scheme targeting people across St. Louis with harassing phone calls, threatening letters and unwanted visits from a phony business.
KMOV, Channel 4, January 30, 2014: News 4 Investigative reporter Chris Nagus confronted the man behind a debt collection scheme targeting people across St. Louis.
ThinkProgress, February 3, 2014: The Postal Service (USPS) could spare the most economically vulnerable Americans from dealing with predatory financial companies under a proposal endorsed over the weekend by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Think Progress, January 23, 2014: A federal district court judge in Jefferson City has temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law that puts restrictions on individuals and organizations trying to help people sign up for health coverage under Obamacare.
Consumers Council had a very busy year – with several notable successes -- in our efforts to protect the interests of individual consumers. We worked primarily in three areas of concentration – utility policy, health care access and personal finance – but took on other issues as well.
ProPublica, December 13, 2013: Five years ago, Naya Burks of St. Louis borrowed $1,000 from AmeriCash Loans. The money came at a steep price: She had to pay back $1,737 over six months. “I really needed the cash, and that was the only thing that I could think of doing at the time,” she said. The decision has hung over her life ever since.