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Fr. Kammer testifies in support of HB 70

"This bill would raise the state percentage of the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 3.5%---the lowest in the nation--- to 7%. The national average for state EITC is 16% of the Federal EITC."

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Creating a Culture of Encounter

How can a “culture of encounter” with undocumented immigrants be realized in our community, especially considering barriers of language, class, location, and privilege?

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Louisiana EITC Fact Sheet Available

Louisiana’s EITC: Investing in Our Families and Our Economy

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Dr. Mikulich Urges Louisiana Judiciary Committee to Support SB241

"I am writing to urge you to take a significant step to address our state’s fiscal crisis and reducing over-incarceration."

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Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Fact Sheet Available

Medicaid Expansion in Louisiana: Caring for Our Families and Our Economy

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Pope Francis and the Environment

Anticipating Earth Day, April 22, 2015

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JSRI PRESS RELEASE: JSRI Response to CFPB Initial Ruling

JSRI comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's initial rule on payday lending.

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Justice and Compassion for Immigrants

This Thursday, April 16 6-7:00 in front of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Overtaxing the Poor and Blaming Oil in the Gulf South

by Ali R. Bustamante, JSRI Economic Policy Specialist

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