San Antonio Express News: Cities and Lawmaker at Odds Over Payday Lending

October 24, 2014

The Houston Chronicle reported this week that Gary Elkins has been charged with violating the city’s ordinance covering payday lenders.  Houston officials aren’t taking it personally. They’re aware that Elkins has already been charged with the same offense in Dallas and San Antonio. It’s not what you call a major crime. Punishment doesn’t include prison or even jail. It maxes out at $500 a day per violation. Read more here.