Tuesday, May 02, 2006

News from the Catholic Conference

The New York State Catholic Conference issued a statement last week regarding the child tax credit:
“We thank Gov. Pataki, State Sen. Marty Golden, Assembly Member Vito Lopez and others for their leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of the hardworking parents of our state. Unfortunately, the influence of the public school teachers unions prevented the credit from being directly tied to education as initially proposed. It is ironic that those who represent our state’s teachers would insist that this money expressly not be dedicated to education expenses."

The entire statement is here.

Anyone interested in the work of the Catholic Conference might want pay attention to this:
Kathleen Gallagher, Director of the Catholic Advocacy Network for the New York State Catholic Conference, will discuss Putting Faith into Action in the Political Arena at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 during the Spring Enrichment program at the College of St. Rose. If you missed the May 1 deadline for registering at the $10 price, you can still register, but now the cost of $12.

The conference brochure and registration form are available here.