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Feb

27

Legislative Update (2/27/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/27/15)  Session Deadlines Result in the Demise of Problematic Bills  Many problematic bills have now missed the deadline to receive a committee hearing in their house of origin and largely can be considered dead. There are other maneuvers to bring legislation to life any time until the session is over, […]

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Feb

19

Breaking News Update (2/19/15)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BREAKING NEWS UPDATE  Senate Passes SB 1318 Late this afternoon, the Arizona Senate passed SB 1318 on a 17-12 vote.  SB 1318 would protect taxpayers from subsidizing elective abortions by clarifying that they cannot be included in insurance plans under Arizona’s federally operated health exchange.  This measure is now headed to […]

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Feb

18

Action Alert: Please Ask Your Senator to Support SB 1318 (2/18/15)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE ACTION ALERT  Please Ask Your Senator to Support SB 1318  The Arizona Senate will soon be voting on significant pro-life legislation designed to protect taxpayers from paying for abortions.  Specifically, SB 1318 clarifies that elective abortions cannot be included on Arizona’s federally-run health care exchange.  Please take a minute to ask […]

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Feb

13

Legislative Update (2/13/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/13/15) ACC Supported Bills Move Forward This was a busy week for bills supported by the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC). It also featured a last minute flurry of legislation being introduced as the filing deadline has now arrived for both chambers. On Monday, following testimony from the ACC, the House […]

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Feb

9

Legislative Update (2/06/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/06/15) School Choice Bills Advance The pace of the legislative session gained steam this week with an increase in the number of bills being heard in committee. This week also saw the arrival of the bill filing deadline in the Senate, which resulted in the usual flurry of last minute […]

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Jan

30

Legislative Update (1/30/15)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (1/30/15)  Catholic Schools Rally a Huge Success!  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 including the sanctity of all human life and […]

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Jan

23

Legislative Update – (1/23/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (01/23/15) Governor Ducey to Speak at Catholic Schools Rally!  The Thirteenth Annual Catholic Schools Rally will be held on the lawn in front of the Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 28th from noon until 1:00 p.m. You are encouraged to join the Catholic Bishops and nearly 1,000 students, […]

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Jan

16

Legislative Update – (1/16/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (01/16/15)  Happy New Year!  The 2015 legislative session began earlier this week on Monday, January 12th. There are a number of new elected officials this year, including a new Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and a new Speaker of the House, to name a few. […]

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Oct

17

Arizona Catholic Bishops’ Statement on Decision Overturning Marriage Amendment

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ STATEMENT ON DECISION OVERTURNING MARRIAGE AMENDMENT  October 17, 2014 A recent court ruling has overturned Arizona’s law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Today’s action overturns the will of Arizona voters and reflects a misunderstanding of the institution of marriage. For centuries, marriage has been recognized as […]

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Oct

9

Arizona Catholic Conference Voters Guide 2014 (General Election)

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The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is the public policy arm of the Diocese of Phoenix, the Diocese of Tucson, the Diocese of Gallup, and the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix. The ACC is a non-partisan entity and does not endorse any candidates. Download a PDF version of the Arizona Catholic Conference Voters […]

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