According to Paul Long, Vice President for Public Policy: “Enshrining in the state constitution a measure that prohibits the legislature from enacting any oversight or accountability measures related to the destruction of human embryos has unsettling consequences for the future.”
Several advocacy organizations today collectively urged all 148 members of the Michigan Legislature to protect the state’s poor and vulnerable citizens from the effects of rate “deskewing” as part of the Legislature’s debate on House Bill 5524, measures which seek to restructure the state’s energy utilities market.
The following statement was released by Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long after Governor Jennifer Granholm vetoed Senate Bill 776, legislation banning partial-birth abortion in Michigan.
Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 776, legislation that would outlaw partial-birth abortion in the state, by a vote of 74-32.
Michigan Catholic Conference today issued to members of the Senate Energy Policy & Public Utilities Committee a letter regarding the package of energy bills recently adopted by the House of Representatives.
As the Senate Health Policy Committee addresses legislation today concerning contraceptive mandates, the Michigan Catholic Conference is urging lawmakers to uphold and respect the bedrock constitutional principle of religious freedom.
Michigan Catholic Conference President and Chief Executive Officer Sister Monica Kostielney, R.S.M., released the following statement regarding Michigan State Medical Society’s decision of May 4 to move its position on embryo destructive research from support to neutral.
MCC Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long made the following statement praising the Michigan Legislature for passing common sense legislation that assures driver’s licenses will be available for legal, nonpermanent residents of Michigan.
Michigan’s recently enacted Earned Income Tax Credit will stand to benefit over 600,000 low-income working families this year despite the gloomy outlook of the state’s economy, the Catholic Conference announced at a press conference at the State Capitol.