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Putting Families First – HB 336 and SB 4405 Feb

The 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly is entering its second month.  Though many issues are of importance to us as Catholics, today I urge you to take action on two bills that would help provide families with more options when it comes to their children’s education, regardless of their income or ZIP Code. […]
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Associate Director Published in The Rank and File Catholic22 Oct

An article titled “School Choice – Tuition Assistance Tax Credit” by Associate Director, Andrew Vandiver, was recently published in The Rank and File Catholic.  The Rank and File Catholic is a Kentucky based newsletter which seeks to connect the teachings of the Church with the struggles of labor. A copy of the article can be found here.   […]
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A Broad Coalition Supports School Choice20 Oct

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky recently wrote a blog entry with regard to the bipartisan support for school choice amongst politicians. Yet, this blog entry only provided a small glimpse at the diversity that exists among supporters of school choice programs.  Support transcends race, political affiliation, and gender. A recent poll conducted by EdChoice Kentucky […]
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School Choice is a Bipartisan Issue08 May

School choice is often characterized as a conservative cause.  Yet, this is not the case.  Both Republicans and Democrats have recognized the value of empowering parents to choose the best educational environment for their children.  Members of both political parties understand that the current system is unjust because access to a quality education is often […]
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Catholic Schools: A Community Institution25 Mar

The fact that Catholic education produces solid academic results is well documented.  The benefits include the following: 98% of low income, minority children graduate from Catholic high schools, compared to only 66% of all students in public schools; Hispanic and African American Students who attend Catholic schools are 2.5 times more likely to graduate college; […]

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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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