Tag: Minnesota Legislature

Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy

Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy

| Susan Klemond | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference opposes the bill, in part because it could impact settings far beyond professional counseling, said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director.

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The vocation of the public servant

The vocation of the public servant

| Jason Adkins | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 90th session of the Minnesota Legislature began Jan. 3. Dozens of first-term lawmakers are included among its 201 members.

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Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

| April 25, 2016 | 5 Comments

Q&A with the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s Shawn Peterson

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Minnesota’s budget: Finding the right ‘measure’

Minnesota’s budget: Finding the right ‘measure’

| Jason Adkins | March 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

One of the main debates at the State Capitol this year centers on what to do with a projected $900 million budget surplus, the result of anticipated revenues for this current budget biennium exceeding planned government expenditures.

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Welfare, surrogacy, school choice top MCC’s legislative priorities

Welfare, surrogacy, school choice top MCC’s legislative priorities

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes March 8 for its 2016 session, scheduled to end May 23. For the Minnesota Catholic Conference, a shorter session than last year’s means focusing on a few key priorities, said Jason Adkins, MCC director.

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Surrogacy and the throwaway culture

Surrogacy and the throwaway culture

| Kathryn Mollen | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has waged a war on the “throwaway culture,” in which anything can be commodified and given a dollar value, and where life itself can be, in his words, “considered a consumer good to be used and then discarded.”

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Could videos prompt passage of MN abortion oversight law?

Could videos prompt passage of MN abortion oversight law?

| Jonathan Liedl | August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently released videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and distributing fetal tissue from aborted fetuses in other states could help push a long sought-after licensing and inspection bill over the final hurdle in Minnesota.

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MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a May 18 deadline to finalize a state budget looms, Minnesota legislators continue to work on a number of bills that the Minnesota Catholic Conference has weighed in on during the session. Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, said now is a “crucial juncture” on all the bills.

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Archbishop urges passage of voter restoration bill for felons

Archbishop urges passage of voter restoration bill for felons

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an April 22 letter to legislators, he said doing so would help offenders renew their lives, reduce recidivism, conserve public resources and “help foster the political participation of minority communities disproportionately affected by the current criminal justice system.”

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Bishop to Legislature: With driver’s license bill, Minnesotans have moral obligation to immigrants

Bishop to Legislature: With driver’s license bill, Minnesotans have moral obligation to immigrants

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens called a measure to allow Minnesotans without legal status to obtain provisional driver’s licenses or state-issued identification “good policy even if it’s politically difficult.”

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Action Alert – Many important bills being considered

Action Alert – Many important bills being considered

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contact your legislators today and urge them to support the following bills by sharing the highlighted messages.

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Affordable housing, education choice included in bishops’ discussions with lawmakers

Affordable housing, education choice included in bishops’ discussions with lawmakers

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishops from each of Minnesota’s six dioceses met with Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers March 5 to discuss legislation on a range of issues, from immigration and education to poverty relief and commercial gestational surrogacy.

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