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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2005 LEGISLATIVE SESSION FINAL UPDATE By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Big Wins for ACC’s Legislative Agenda On Friday, May13th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 1:25 a.m. after spending 123 days in session. A record 1,443 bills, memorials, and resolutions were introduced during what amounted to a very busy
Statement of Most Reverend Gerald Kicanas, Diocese of Tucson, Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Diocese of Phoenix, Bishop Donald Pelotte, Diocese of Gallup May 12, 2005 We commend Senator John McCain and Representatives Jim Kolbe and Jeff Flake of Arizona for today introducing the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005 in the U.S. Congress.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BISHOPS’ STATEMENT ON THE WHITE RIBBON COALITION’S STATEWIDE DAY OF PRAYER May 1, 2005 En Español The President and Congress are currently attempting to find various legislative solutions that will bring meaningful immigration reform to our country. Few issues are as complex or emotional as the immigration problems facing our
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2005 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference On Monday, January 10th, the 2005 Arizona legislative session began and the inevitable discussion surrounding various social issues and the budget dominated conversation at the Capitol. As always, business and special interest groups gathered to promote their agendas and protect their self
Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement Against Proposition 200 En Español The Protect Arizona Now Initiative (Proposition 200) is one of the most controversial measures that voters will decide in November. Nonetheless, despite the intense rhetoric surrounding this proposal, Proposition 200 is largely a symbolic issue that will do nothing to solve the complex
ACC 2004 Legislative Wrap-up By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference On Wednesday, May 26, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 9:58 p.m. This year’s legislative session lasted 136 days, making it the 11th longest regular session in state history. The 2004 legislative session featured the introduction of 1,249 bills, memorials, and resolutions. Of these
ACC 2003 Legislative Wrap-up Ron Johnson, Executive Director Arizona Catholic Conference On Thursday, June 19th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die (without setting a date to reconvene) at 5:57 p.m. This year’s legislative session lasted 158 days, making it the 7th-longest regular session in state history. The 2003 legislative session featured the introduction of 998