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.
As leaders of many faith communities in Arizona we want to share with you the common serious concerns that we all have with respect to SB 1070 and the potentially negative impact we believe it could have on our great state.
As Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference, our thoughts and prayers are with all of our elected state representatives as they face very difficult decisions on a number of important issues.
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.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2008 LEGISLATIVE SESSION FINAL UPDATE By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference On Friday, June 27th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die after spending 166 days in session. Not only was this session one of the longest in Arizona history, it also marked one of the most acrimonious sessions in recent years. Before
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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2007 LEGISLATIVE SESSION FINAL UPDATE By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference On Wednesday, June 20th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 10:58 p.m. after spending a busy 164 days in session. The length of the session tied last year’s mark as the fifth longest in Arizona history and featured the introduction
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2007 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is the public policy voice of the Dioceses of Tucson, Phoenix, and Gallup, and represents the Church on legislative matters. Our core beliefs involve respect for all human life from conception until natural death. While some issues
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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2006 LEGISLATIVE SESSION FINAL UPDATE By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Enormous Success for ACC’s Legislative Agenda On Thursday, June 22nd, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 12:12 a.m. after spending 164 days in session. A record 1,587 bills, memorials, and resolutions were introduced during what amounted to the fifth longest