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Texas Appleseed and more than two dozen advocacy groups signed a letter to the Office of Inspector General in support of the OIG report on the need to improve management of mental health cases in immigration detention.
Truancy Reform in Texas March 30, 2015
Video on truancy reform in Texas features former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson.
Texas Appleseed comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) RE: Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z). Docket No. CFPB–2014–0031. RIN 3170–AA22. Texas Appleseed supports the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (“the Bureau”) proposed amendments to amend Regulation E (implementing the Electronic Funds Transfer Act), Regulation Z (implementing the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”)) and the official interpretations to the regulations to create comprehensive consumer protections for prepaid financial products. Prepaid debit cards are one of the fastest-growing types of payment instruments in the United States; bringing their regulation in line with that of other, more established payment instruments is a necessary step in making sure that this high-growth industry does not become defined by predatory fee-generating practices.

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