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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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Ensure Fair Treatment for Property Owners in Pipeline Dispute23 Feb

Legislators have sponsored several bills to protect property owners from the taking of their land through the power of eminent domain.To date only one of these bills has been given any consideration by committees. We encourage readers to ask their State Representatives to support House Bill 31 and amendments agreed to by the sponsor. House […]
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CCK Priority Legislation03 Feb

This page features information about legislation which is a priority for the Catholic Conference. . With a staff of three, one of whom, is dedicated to education issues, we cannot work on every piece of legislation before the General Assembly. In their December meeting, the bishops decided on priorities and this page reflects that decision. […]
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Prolife Supporters Gathered in Frankfort to Support SB 3 & SB 802 Feb

Kentucky Right to Life sponsored its annual gathering in the Capitol Rotunda last week to support Senate Bill 3 defining conditions under which informed consent may be given and Senate Bill 8 requiring an ultrasound, but keeping it optional regarding whether or not the patient watches it. Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, in one of his […]
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Kentucky Bishops Issue Statement On Minimum Wage28 Jan

On Monday, January 27, Kentucky’s Catholic Bishops issued a statement titled The Dignity of Work in which they state: A full-time worker earning the state’s current minimum wage of $7.25 earns little more than $15,000 annually, hardly enough to pay for food and rent, let alone support a family. More than 88 percent of the state’s […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court and School Choice
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a case that could have a major impact on school choice programs across the country.  The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, deals with whether a church-run preschool can be excluded from a Missouri program that provides funding for rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds.  The […]

Scholarship Tax Credits for KY Families
  The first week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up on Saturday with the passage of several bills.  HB 162 was filed by House Education Committee Chairman Bam Carney and SB 102 was filed by Senator Ralph Alvarado.  SB 102 was co-sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Mike Wilson […]

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