Senate moves to help those facing wage garnishment

The Senate passed a bill this week that allows those facing wage garnishment to protect more of their paychecks while still meeting debt obligations.

Wage garnishment is a part of the circle of debt – money is taken out of paychecks to pay off a debt, but that means the person responsible for the debt has less money to take care of other bills. Protecting a little more of a paycheck can make the difference between getting debt taken care of or falling deeper into a cycle of unpaid debt.

The bill passed off the Senate floor on a unanimous vote and is waiting for a final vote on the House. (SF 1706)