Tag: Legislation

Overcoming gun absolutism

Overcoming gun absolutism

| Jason Adkins | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, just after the Sandy Hook massacre, I wrote a highly criticized column on gun control.

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Capitol 101: An approachable intro to civic engagement  

Capitol 101: An approachable intro to civic engagement  

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As of March 16, more than 4,000 bills had been introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The count was at 3,700 for the Senate.

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MCC: Some firearms regulations could serve common good

MCC: Some firearms regulations could serve common good

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

As gun control advocates have focused on the Minnesota State Capitol in the weeks following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the Legislature has delayed gun regulation bills. Minnesota Catholic Conference Executive Director Jason Adkins doesn’t anticipate the state’s legislative response to gun control to change this session.

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More states consider assisted suicide legislation

More states consider assisted suicide legislation

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

More states are considering assisted suicide legislation, although few seem to be making inroads in adding themselves to the five states and the District of Columbia where it is legal.

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MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

| May 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Bipartisan cooperation led to the passage of several pieces of MCC-backed legislation, including one establishing a surrogacy commission, which the MCC listed as a top priority at the beginning of the session.

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What passed, what didn’t? A brief look back at the 2013 legislative session

What passed, what didn’t? A brief look back at the 2013 legislative session

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference was tracking a number of issues throughout the 2013 legislative session, which ended May 20. Here is a sampling of what passed and what didn’t:

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