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Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Marriage26 Jun

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued a ruling in two cases involving the question of same-sex “marriage.” In the first decision, the Court struck down the portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defined marriage as between one man and one woman for the purpose of federal law. In […]
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Court Upholds Affordable Care Act; U. S. Bishops Will Seek to Fix the Flaws in the Law28 Jun

Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems In a 5 – 4 decision handed down today, the U. S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). For nearly a century, the Catholic bishops of the United […]
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Supreme Court strikes down most of Arizona’s harsh immigration law; one key element remains.25 Jun

BISHOPS GREET SUPREME COURT DECISION ON IMMIGRATION WITH HOPE, CAUTION The long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of SB 1070, the Arizona law that was meant to drive immigrants from that state came down today. The Washington Post reports the following: The court ruled that Arizona cannot make it a misdemeanor for […]

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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 […]

Scholarship Tax Credits and Tax Reform
Most of you received emails or calls from legislators this session promising to include Scholarship Tax Credits in comprehensive tax reform.  I received similar commitments throughout the session.  Consequently, I was shocked to learn yesterday that the General Assembly passed a massive tax package that did not include Scholarship Tax Credits (or any other school […]

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