From the Well

    At the center of the West Virginia state capitol is an area known as "The Well." It is the informal gathering place for lobbyists, reporters, constituents and lawmakers. Centrally located between the chambers of the House of Delegates and Senate, The Well is often where information is shared, alliances are formed and deals are made.

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rescinds Payday Loan Rule

    Payday Loans

    By Brian Skinner, Esq.

    In a little reported development that is likely to have a big impact on consumer lending, in July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rescinded its 2017 payday loan rule. The move could leave millions of Americans at high risk of becoming trapped in a cycle of debt. 

    Help WV's Seniors

    Many of West Virginia's seniors live alone and these meals are so important, not just for nourishment, but for interaction with people. Our parents and/or grandparents deserve better, but Senior Centers can't continue to survive without an increase in the meal reimbursement rate. The average cost of a senior meal is approximately $8.87 but the centers are only reimbursed $5.25. What restaurant could keep its doors open losing over $3 for every meal served?