Google Bans Payday Loan Ads

Our friends at Americans for Financial Reform join many other consumer advocacy groups today in applauding Google’s announcement that it will no longer accept or display ads from payday lenders. From AFR: To its considerable credit, Google has decided to stop running search ads for debt trap payday loans. What does that mean? Google will […]

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Healthcare Task Force Meetings Scheduled

Speaker Harwell’s Healthcare Task Force will hold meetings this Thursday in Johnson City and Knoxville. The Johnson City meeting will be held from 10AM to Noon at the ETSU School of Medicine and the Knoxville meeting will be held from 4PM to 6PM at Pellissippi State. The public is invited to attend and provide input. […]

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CFPB Under Attack from Dark Money Group

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is facing attacks from a secretly-funded group. The CFPB was created to protect consumers from predatory financial practices and may soon issue rules to rein-in payday lenders. As the time for those rules draws closer, the bureau faces fresh attacks from secret groups. Bill Moyers has more: Since it […]

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Healthcare Task Force Meets

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Speaker Beth Harwell’s healthcare task force held its first meeting yesterday, and learned about the current state of healthcare access in Tennessee. From the Tennessean regarding the current coverage gap: Those who are in the gap do not qualify for Medicaid coverage and don’t make enough to qualify for tax credits to buy insurance from the […]

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The Importance of Insure Tennessee

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Good Government, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

I talk with NewsChannel5’s Ben Hall on OpenLine about the importance of Insure Tennessee:   Related Posts:Healthcare Task Force MeetsHarwell’s Impossible MissionNot Even KiddingTurning Up the Heat on HarwellTonight at 7!

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Tonight at 7!

April 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Tonight at 7PM I’ll be live on Open Line on NewsChannel5+ in Nashville discussing access to healthcare and Insure Tennessee. Last week, we saw Speaker Beth Harwell announce a task force instead of proposing action on access to affordable healthcare. There’s no clear plan yet. Task force members have yet to talk to the federal government, who must […]

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