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2012 Session Enters Final Week24 Mar

With just a few days left, legislators will need constituent input to focus their energies on bills of importance to the Catholic Conference of Kentucky. The following report highlights bills we have followed in three categories: Bills with a chance of passage Bills requiring a miracle to pass Bills with no chance of passage The […]
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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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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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Bishops’ Statement on Passage of HB 563 – School Choice
The Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement following the passage of HB 563. A PDF copy of the statement may be downloaded by clicking here. We applaud the Kentucky legislature for the passage of House Bill 563. This legislation provides more opportunities for parents with limited financial means to decide where their children […]

KY House Passes Educational Choice Bill for Public and Certain Non-Public School Families
House Republicans recently combined Education Opportunity Account legislation with another bill, HB 563, that deals with enrollment at public schools, and considered the combined bills for a vote today. But the new HB 563 initially prohibited Catholic school and other non-public school families from receiving tuition assistance. Thankfully, Rep. Matt Lockett put forth a floor […]

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