A report by the Pew Charitable Trusts contradicts House Speaker Gordon Fox's view that clamping down on payday loans would push desperate borrowers to worse alternatives.
During an interview broadcast Thursday on RIPR, Fox called payday loans "a valid tool" for people without other places to turn for money.
House Speaker Gordon Fox sat down this week with RIPR political reporter Ian Donnis to discuss his legislative priorities for 2013 and other issues, including payday lending.
House Speaker Gordon Fox is defending high-interest payday loans as a useful tool for borrowers who might otherwise face even worse alternatives.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) House Speaker Gordon Fox says the time has come for the state Senate to pass a same-sex marriage bill.Fox, who is openly gay, was joined by his partner as he received the oath of office Tuesday for another term as House speaker.Fox says Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed hasn’t given him any assurances about the fate of same-sex marriage bill. He says he hopes this is the year for the legislation to move forward.
House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed cruised to re-election in their leadership positions Tuesday while pledging increased legislative attention to trying to boost Rhode Island’s underperforming economy.