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The U.S. Supreme Court and School Choice10 Apr

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a case that could have a major impact on school choice programs across the country.  The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, deals with whether a church-run preschool can be excluded from a Missouri program that provides funding for rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds.  The […]
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Informed Consent Legislation Fails; House Leaders’ Commitment to Bishops Broken16 Apr

On March 28, HB 274, as amended by the Senate with the informed consent language of SB 102, was received in the House and sent to the Rules Committee. Three days remained in the legislative session, more than enough time to bring the bill to the floor of the House for concurrence. Only one thing […]
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SB 158 Clears Senate with Bi-Partisan Vote: 34 – 4; “Amish Bill” Nearing Passage15 Mar

ACTION: CALL 1 800 372 7181 AND URGE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE YES FOR SB 158 OR USE A PREPARED EMAIL MESSAGE BY CLICKING HERE. Senate Bill 158 – an Act related to the right of religious liberty – cleared the Kentucky Senate today with strong bi-partisan support. With a vote of 34 – […]
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Religious Liberty Bill Clears Senate Committee10 Mar

ACTION: Call 1 800 372 7181 and ask your State Senator to support Senate Bill 158 when it comes to the floor for a vote. Click here to send an email message to your State Senator. In Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U. S. bishops write the following: Civil law should fully recognize and […]
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Only 24 days left in 2012 General Assembly Session28 Feb

Several bills of interest to the Catholic Conference have begun to move from one chamber to the next; others are awaiting action in the chamber in which they were introduced. Some, we think, will not receive attention this session. Updated material appears in red and bolded type. To leave a message for your legislators call […]

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KY General Assembly Fails to Act on Scholarship Tax Credit Bills to Help Families
Unfortunately, the General Assembly failed to pass Scholarship Tax Credits as a standalone measure during the 2018 session.  They also failed to fulfill their commitment to include Scholarship Tax Credits in their tax reform proposal. In the end, this means thousands of low and middle income families will continue to be denied the opportunity to […]

Scholarship Tax Credits and Tax Reform
Most of you received emails or calls from legislators this session promising to include Scholarship Tax Credits in comprehensive tax reform.  I received similar commitments throughout the session.  Consequently, I was shocked to learn yesterday that the General Assembly passed a massive tax package that did not include Scholarship Tax Credits (or any other school […]

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