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House Bill 463 Promotes Quality Education for All Students27 Feb

ACTION: CALL 1 800 372 7181 AND ASK YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO CO-SPONSOR AND SUPPORT HB 463 HB 463 allows businesses to receive a 50% tax credit for contributions to either a Commonwealth school improvement fund or a qualified tuition assistance organization. The first benefits public school students by improving the quality of education in […]
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Time to OPPOSE Senate Bill 151, Bad Bet for Kentucky19 Feb

ACTION: CALL 1-800-372-7181 IMMEDIATELY. URGE YOUR STATE SENATOR TO VOTE NO ON SENATE BILL 151. Read our letter to Senators urging a NO vote on SB 151: Catholic Conference Letter Opposing Expanded Gambling An effort to expand gambling in Kentucky has begun, supported by professional gambling corporations, the racing industry, various labor unions and the […]
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2012 Session Nears Halfway Mark11 Feb

As this year’s General Assembly session nears the half-way mark bills of interest to the Catholic Conference have advanced; others still stalled; some not yet introduced. Also, this past Monday and Tuesday, 130 parishioners from Kentucky’s four Catholic dioceses gathered in Frankfort for Catholics @ the Capitol to learn about legislative priorities and to meet […]
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Support HB 145: End the Death Penalty for Severely Mentally Ill Persons06 Feb

The Catholic Conference has repeatedly called for the replacement of the death penalty with lengthy prison terms, including life without parole, for all defendants. Until lawmakers heed this call, the Conference has supported limiting the use of the death penalty in Kentucky. In 1992 the Conference was successful in ending the use of the death […]
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Conference Supports Cap on Payday Loans29 Jan

Take Action: Call 1-800-372-7181 and ask your legislators to support HB 332 when they have the opportunity to vote for its passage or in a committee meeting. On Friday, January 27, Rep. Darryl Owens introduced House Bill 332, which would cap the interest rate on payday loans at 36%. This bill is virtually identical to […]

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Death Penalty – Important Hearing Next Week!
Next week presents a great opportunity to express your support for ending the use of capital punishment in Kentucky. On Friday, July 6, the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Commitee on Judiciary will be holding a hearing on the death penalty, including a 30 minute presentation by Representatives Jason Nemes and Chad McCoy on why the death […]

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 […]

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