pew center http://ripr.org en Efforts To Curb Payday Lending At The Statehouse Once Again http://ripr.org/post/efforts-curb-payday-lending-statehouse-once-again <p>Legislation dealing with payday loans is once again working its way through the general assembly.</p><p></p><p></p><p>This is the latest of several attempts in recent years to curb payday lending in Rhode Island at the Statehouse.</p><p>The controversial practice offers quick loans, but they often come with interest rates that can soar to more than two-hundred fifty percent.</p><p>At the Statehouse, Representative Frank Ferri, and Senator Juan Pichardo announced they’ll introduce legislation capping payday loan interest rates at thirty six percent.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:16:45 +0000 John Bender 28666 at http://ripr.org Efforts To Curb Payday Lending At The Statehouse Once Again RI falls behind on some kids' dental health measures http://ripr.org/post/ri-falls-behind-some-kids-dental-health-measures <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A new <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/state-fact-sheets/rhode-island-falling-short-85899440485">report </a>from the Pew Center on the States finds that Rhode Island is falling behind when it comes to meet children’s dental health needs.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:16:51 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 7347 at http://ripr.org