ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2013 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Governor Brewer Signs Significant Bills Helping the Poor On June 14th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 12:59 a.m. after spending 151 days in session. While there were fewer bills introduced this year than usual, the legislative session still went long [...]
On May 3, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 8:25 p.m. after spending 116 days in session. While there were many items of historical significance this year, including the celebration of Arizona’s Centennial, perhaps the most significant item is that the 2012 legislative session can be called the best session ever for pro-life and religious freedom issues!
On the 100th day of the legislative session, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 5:25 a.m., making it one of the shortest sessions in recent years. Before its completion, however, the 2011 legislative session featured a number of monumental achievements, especially with regard to pro-life legislation.
On Thursday, April 29th the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die after spending 109 days in session. While much of the legislative session again focused on addressing Arizona’s growing budget problems, by the end, immigration became the most publicized and controversial issue of the year.
After one of the most unusual and bitter legislative sessions in memory, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 7:31 a.m. on July 1st, making it the latest ending date in Arizona history.
With the conclusion of the recent elections, there has been much commentary about the national results and what they mean for issues of importance to the Catholic Church. For its own part, however, Arizona has been described as a “shining star” following the November elections and a place with plenty of reasons to be hopeful as 2009 begins.