Jefferson City, Missouri- Many businesses that are located next to military bases are actually financial companies that offer so called payday loans. Some of these loans are given for rates of interest that are in effect nearly 600 or 700 percent or even higher for short, swift repayment loans of periods such as 2 weeks.
Most employees of State jobs lose their pay from the state of Missouri after three weeks. The new legislation would block the payday lenders from being located near military bases, and the legislation would also provide for state workers to keep part or all of their state pay.
Increasingly states around the United States are setting up different state oriented bills and legislation at the state level supporting our citizen soldiers. Members of the Reserves, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard serve now as a stalwart majority of our active duty forces, performing their patriotic duty overseas and at home, and receiving a guaranteed paycheck.
Many people are increasingly choosing to enlist, because of the economic conditions, and these bills such as the state of Missouri are supporting offer further incentives and advantages for those seeking military training and benefits. Great pay, great support for families, and a method of getting training is making military enlistment more attractive all the time for these difficult times economically.
The Missouri Bill is sponsored by Stephen Webber, D- Columbia who was a patriot and served his country in Iraq. He stated that 280 Missouri Servicemembers would likely lose otherwise about $3.8 million dollars in salaries this year.