Statewide: limiting payday loans; The debate over police using military vehicles
In this episode, we take a look at a new law that caps interest rates and fees on payday loans. While some say the lenders are using predatory practices, others say the problem is rooted in systemic racism.
We’ll also hear from an expert explain why southern Illinois might have less representation when Illinois loses a seat in Congress.
And we hear about a central Illinois sheriff who wants to buy an armored vehicle for law enforcement and why some are against the idea.
* John Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the announcement that Illinois will lose a seat in Congress. He says southern Illinois is likely to have less representation in Congress.
* Mary Hansen hears the Sangamon County Sheriff talking about his efforts to buy an armored vehicle for the community and an opponent who calls it a bad idea.
* Sean Crawford speaks with political science professor Chris Mooney about what he says is the least representative body of government, the US Senate.
Listen to Statewide across Illinois in: