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Ky. Senate Agrees to Amendment on HB 70; Sen. Rand Paul Endorses House Version23 Feb

On Feb. 19 the Kentucky Senate State and Local Government committee agreed to an amended version of HB 70 offered by Sen. Damon Thayer, the majority flood leader. Though the Catholic Conference had supported HB 70 for many years, it withdrew its support after Sen. Thayer amended it. We are now working to get it […]
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Conference Supports Automatic Restoration of Voting Rights to Former Felons21 Jan

Kentucky is one of only 4 states that takes away the right to vote from persons convicted of a felony. This is a bar that can only be removed after making application to the Governor. Because each governor differs in how willing he or she is to restore this right, the practice is open 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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