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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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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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Legislative Update25 Jan

    Coming up next week: on Wednesday, February 1, the annual “Rally for Life” will be held in the Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort, KY at 11:00 am.  The Conference certainly hopes many of our Faithful Citizen Advocates will be able to join us and witness to the sanctity of human life. Featured that day will […]

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Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act Draws Increasing Support
Earlier this morning, Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (Lexington) held a press conference announcing her decision to pre-file the Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act, in advance of the 2019 General Assembly. Joined by Reps. Melinda Prunty (Belton) and Kim Moser (Taylor Mill), and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sen. Kerr leads a bipartisan coalition attempting to […]

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 […]

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