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Apr

17

Legislative Update – (4/17/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (04/17/14) Governor Brewer Signs Important Pro-Life Bill  There was very good news this week when Governor Brewer signed important pro-life legislation (HB 2284) into law. HB 2284, which was sponsored by Representative Debbie Lesko, will now allow for the same type of unannounced inspections of abortion clinics as any other […]

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Action Alert:  Please Support School Choice! – (4/16/14)

Apr

16

Action Alert: Please Support School Choice! – (4/16/14)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE ACTION ALERT (04/16/14)  Please Support School Choice!  The Arizona Senate has just passed important school choice legislation (SB 1048) that will be acted upon soon by Governor Brewer and your input would be greatly appreciated. SB 1048 expands the existing corporate (scholarship) tuition tax credit program to include small businesses that […]

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Mar

28

Legislative Update – (3/28/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (03/28/14) Big Win for School Choice School choice received a big win last week when the Arizona Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the State’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. Because the Court of Appeals had already ruled in favor of the ESA program, this decision now puts […]

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Mar

7

Legislative Update – (3/7/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (03/07/14)  House Approves Important Pro-Life Bill  On Tuesday, the Arizona House of Representatives approved one of the most important pro-life bills of the legislative session (HB 2284) by a vote of 34-22.  HB 2284 is a proposal that, among other things, would allow unannounced government inspections of abortion clinics, just […]

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Feb

27

Legislative Update – (2/27/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/27/14) Religious Freedom Bill Dies  On Wednesday, legislation relating to religious liberty (SB 1062) was vetoed following a week of extremely intense, if not misleading, rhetoric. Religious liberty is an important concept upon which our country was founded. In Arizona, we also have a proud tradition of supporting religious liberty […]

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Feb

21

Legislative Update – (2/21/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE Legislative Update (02/21/14) Deadlines Result in the Demise of Many Bad Bills This week was the deadline for all bills to be approved by committees in their house of origin. This means that any bill that is assigned to a committee other than Appropriations and has not yet received a hearing is […]

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Feb

14

Legislative Update – (2/14/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE Legislative Update (02-14-14) Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite a relatively slow start to the legislative session, the pace has greatly picked up in recent weeks. While legislators were slow to introduce legislation this year, they ended up filing more bills than last year.  The bill filing deadline has now passed in both chambers […]

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Feb

7

Legislative Update – (2/7/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE Legislative Update (02/07/14) Religious Liberty Legislation Advances This week was an extremely busy and productive week concerning bills of interest to the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC).  On Tuesday, the ACC testified in the House Government Committee on an important religious liberty bill (HB 2153) that provides needed updates to Arizona’s Religious Freedom […]

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Jan

31

Legislative Update – (1/31/14)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (01/31/14) Arizona Bishops Have Productive Visit to the Capitol This week was a very exciting and productive week for the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC). The Bishops met with a number of key elected officials over two days to discuss important issues ranging from religious liberty, the […]

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Jan

24

Legislative Update – (1/24/14)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE Legislative Update (01/24/14) Catholic Schools Rally Time! Arizona’s Catholic Bishops will visit the State Capitol next week for important meetings with Governor Jan Brewer, House Speaker Andy Tobin, Senate President Andy Biggs, and others. These meetings provide a great opportunity to better understand each other and discuss matters of importance to […]

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