I’m as surprised as you are: it turns out I’ll be a guest this afternoon—an hour from now!—on 1140 KSOO’s Viewpoint University. Chancellor Rick Knobe plans to pick my brain about the payday lending ballot measures; then we’ll see where the conversation goes.
For those of you just joining us wondering why a blogger in Aberdeen ends up on a Sioux Falls radio station talking about statewide ballot measures, I’m happy to provide this list of my recent posts and information on the interest rate caps we South Dakotans get to vote on in November and the machinations payday lenders have been using to confound our democracy:
- Initiated Measure 21, the real 36% rate cap on payday and title loans.
- Amendment R, the fake 18% measure that payday lenders want to negate IM 21 and write unlimited interest rates into our constitution.
- July 6: Anti-Voter Lawsuit on IM 21 Moved to August 10–11, Payday Lenders Still Snooping
- July 5: Payday Lender Lawsuit on 36% Rate Cap Petition Goes to Court Thursday
- June 28: State Shielding Owners of Payday Loan Shops from Public Scrutiny
- June 24: Payday Lender Lawsuit Undermined by Fact: Circulator Really Lives Where She Said She Lives
- June 22: Payday Stooge Thuringer Files Bogus Accusations Against Honest SD 36% Rate Cap Circulators
- June 21: Payday Lenders Sue SOS Krebs to Pull 36% Rate Cap from Ballot
- June 13: Payday Lenders Tracking Down 36% Rate Cap Petition Circulators in East River
- June 11: Warning: Payday Lenders Interrogating IM 21 Petition Circulators at Home
- June 5: Peterson, Schoenfish, Finck Jump in Mental Muck Together on Ballot Measures
- June 5: South Dakota ELCA Lutherans Adopt Resolution Against Payday Lending
Tune in for the best radio in South Dakota with Rick Knobe and me today around 4:15 on 1140 KSOO!