SNAP (food stamps) and Payday Lending led the discussion with Senator Kate Brophy-McGee (R) LD 28, on Tuesday. PCI leaders Barbara Jo Mullins, Martha Pankratz and Rev. Stephanie Hamilton met with Phoenix Republican Sen. Brophy-McGee as well as several Tucson legislators. Sen. Brophy-McGee is the sponsor of SB 1245 that would allow SNAP recipients to double their purchasing power at local farmer's markets, benefiting the local food economy, small growers and SNAP recipients. They also discussed HB 2434, the "Fintech" Regulatory Sandbox bill that exempts on-line payday loans from regulatory control of high interest rates.
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