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Educational Choice Victory at the Supreme Court30 Jun

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its much anticipated decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue and held that a state cannot ban parents from using a Scholarship Tax Credit program to attend a religious school. This decision was in line with several previous Court opinions favoring a parent’s right to choose over government […]
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October Update15 Oct

The past several months have been busy ones for the bishops and for CCK staff! Below is an update on some of the major issues we are working on, and a look forward to the 2020 legislative session and beyond. Pro-Life The past several sessions have seen a great deal of pro-life legislation pass the […]
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UPDATE: Voting Rights Restoration Bill Clears House Floor: 82-1215 Jan

Jan. 16 – House Bill 70 cleared the House floor with an 82 – 12 vote this afternoon. Rep. Jesse Crenshaw presented the bill followed by comments by Representatives David Floyd, John Tilley, Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, and Rep. Brad Montell, who voted “yes” on this legislation for the first time. The bill now […]
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Veto Override Needed to Protect Our Right to Worship23 Mar

House Bill 279 which is a response to a Kentucky Supreme Court decision that weakens the protection we deserve when it come to the free exercise of religion. One of the most basic of civil rights is the right to practice a faith without undue government interference. The government should have to have a compelling […]

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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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