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FACTSHEET: THE CFPB CONSIDERS PROPOSAL TO END PAYDAY DEBT TRAPS

On March 26th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that they are considering proposing rules that would end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers can repay their loans.

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Access to Paid Sick Days in Louisiana

New report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that approximately 41 percent of all workers (45 percent of private sector workers, compared with 17 percent of public sector workers) living in Louisiana lack even a single paid sick day.

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WATCH: LA VOZ DEL PUEBLO

La Voz Del Pueblo is an 18-minute documentary that explores the difficult and violent Honduran reality through the perspective of journalists at the Jesuit-run radio station, Radio Progreso.

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The H. James Yamauchi, S.J., Lectures in Religion

JSRI Director, Fr. Fred Kammer will give the Spring 2015 lecture on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM. His talk is titled “Exodus, Pilgrimage, and Jubilee Solidarity: How Today’s Immigration Crisis Challenges People of Faith"

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Is the problem oil prices or tax structures?

JSRI Economic Policy Specialist, Ali R. Bustamante examines what the price of oil has to do with cuts to higher education and healthcare.

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CPPP Releases New Report on the State of TX Children

New report finds expanded Pre-K, health care coverage among policy solutions that could help make Texas the #1 state for kids.

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Papal Economics

Why the Church Rejects Both Collectivism & Individualism [Commonweal Magazine, 02/19/15]

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Loyola New Orleans National Lawyers Guild Presents Student Week Against the Death Penalty

JSRI will sponsor and participate in upcoming events at the Loyola Law School targeted to spread awareness about the death penalty and its implications.

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Faces of the Undocumented Immigration Battle

MSNBC takes a look at the faces of the immigration battle in Post Katrina New Orleans.

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