The good folks looking to raise the minimum wage one whole dollar and stop predatory lending in the Show-Me state turned in their signatures yesterday.
But the Bankers tried one last time to keep you from voting on this important issue, and keep the money a-flowin' from Missourians' pockets to out-of-state CEOs.
From the St. Louis Beacon:
Lawyers for the opponents issued a joint statement late Sunday calling for the payday-loan-hike petitions to be tossed out.
Said lawyers Edward Greim and Chuck Hatfield: "On April 6, 2012, a Circuit Court Judge ruled the ballot title in this petition to be invalid and deceptive to voters. Despite that ruling, Missourians for Responsible Lending continued to deceive voters and collect signatures. We call on the Secretary of State to honor the Circuit Court’s ruling and reject the signatures immediately.”
Unsurprisingly, Missourians for Equal Credit Opportunity released a similarly charged statement. From StL Today: