Letter: Lawmakers failed to help state’s poor

Poor people have no representation in the Louisiana Legislature as evidenced by its failure to place a cap on the cost of payday loans.

The Legislature would prefer to spend time debating “high” priority issues such as whether the American paint or the Shaggy mane pony should be named the official state horse.

Most people are aware payday loans and their usurious interest rates and fees are directed toward those who can least afford the high costs.

It surely would have been generous of our state legislators had they done something positive for the state’s poor and low income people.

Gordon Holcomb

retired plant pathologist

Baton Rouge