(Lansing, Mich.) — Michigan Catholic Conference released the following comments after the Office of Attorney General announced yesterday it would appeal a Court of Claims ruling that prevents reimbursements to nonpublic schools for certain health and safety expenses.
“The Attorney General is to be applauded for appealing the ruling from the Court of Claims. The provisions of Article 8 Section 2, upon which the lawsuit relies, are wrongly being applied to common-sense policies that would benefit communities across the state. As a matter of fairness and to protect the general welfare of all students, the appropriation should be upheld. Michigan Catholic Conference is grateful for the appeal and will support efforts that defend the mandate reimbursements going forward.”
Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.