Commentary from NC Newsline: Take a moment and consider how campaign contributions can directly affect you or those you know.

“Despite Governor Roy Cooper’s veto, a controversial bill (Senate Bill 331) passed in 2023 to raise lending limits, hike interest rates, and change regulations for non-mortgage lenders of $25,000 or less. For good reason, the consumer finance industry has earned a reputation as a premier pay-to-play force in Raleigh. In 2010, it stopped donating to Democratic lawmakers and helped Republicans win control of the General Assembly – and then it demanded passage of favorable legislation, despite opposition from military base commanders and consumer advocates…” Bob Hall, NC Newsline

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