The Ohio General Assembly is considering legislation to keep payday lenders from trying to make up revenue shortfalls by hitting consumers with various fees.

The debate comes two years after state lawmakers passed legislation regulating the amount of interest payday lenders can charge for short-term loans. But since that bill became law, state Rep. Jennifer Garrison, D-Marietta, said, lenders have found ways to make up for the state-mandated drop in interest rates by levying other charges.

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