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Posted inCommentary, Economy, My Turn, Politics, Poverty

California could finally regulate high-interest lenders. It’s up to the Senate

By setting a 36% annual rate cap on such loans, Assembly Bill 539 by Assembly Banking and Finance Committee Chairwoman Monique Limon, a Santa Barbara Democrat, would provide Californians with protections against high-cost loans similar to safeguards now enjoyed by an estimated 232 million Americans. AB 539’s fate is in the state Senate’s hands.

Posted inCalMatters en Español

¿Son asequibles los autos eléctricos para los californianos? Las listas de espera para los reembolsos son largas y algunos programas se han cerrado

En resumen La financiación estatal es insuficiente, por lo que los residentes de bajos ingresos tienen problemas para obtener sus subsidios. Los problemas ponen en peligro los objetivos climáticos y de contaminación del aire de California a medida que los precios de los automóviles eléctricos siguen aumentando. Read this article in English. Cuando Quentin Nelms, […]

Posted inCollege Beat

In California for years, but still can’t qualify for in-state tuition

California exempts many undocumented students from paying non-resident tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. But gaps in the law mean that some undocumented students and visa holders still don’t get exemptions — even if they’ve lived in the state for more than a decade. Two bills pending in the state Legislature would make it easier to qualify.