With the start of the 2023 Minnesota legislative session Jan. 3, the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is putting families at the top of its advocacy strategy for the year.
‘Families First’ Project, marijuana, abortion at heart of MCC’s legislative focus
Inside the Capitol: The state fair poll results are in
Of the questions covered by the survey, the Minnesota Catholic Conference has been involved in four: promoting school choice, opposing the recreational marijuana industry, opposing sports gambling, and ensuring everyone living in Minnesota is licensed to drive.
MCC: Protecting poor, holding line on marijuana legalization, assisted suicide among 2021 legislative successes
Amid the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Minnesota Catholic Conference worked to help pass legislation at the State Capitol this session to protect the poor and vulnerable while also staving off initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana and physician-assisted suicide.
Inside the Capitol: Recess is no time for rest
The Minnesota Legislature is in recess now that the 2021 regular session came to its constitutionally mandated end on May 17. However, this “recess” is not a time for rest and relaxation. In fact, the clock is ticking again.
Inside the Capitol: An opportunity to meet with legislators
Hundreds of Catholics from nearly every legislative district across Minnesota answered that call to be missionary disciples by meeting with their legislators via Zoom.
Legislative update: Opioid epidemic, immigrant driver’s licenses, prenatal care
During the final week of February, there were a number of committee hearings on legislation that the Minnesota Catholic Conference is following.