December 21, 2015
The FCCB has released its 2016 Public Policy Issues. Under the advocacy areas of Life, Social Concerns, Health Care and Education, the document identifies priorities for the upcoming Florida Legislative Session, scheduled to begin January 12. Also provided are updated statistics on the the Catholic Church in Florida.
December 20, 2015
The annual session of the Florida legislature is scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 12 and conclude Friday, March 11, 2016. As a member of the Florida Catholic Advocacy Network (FLCAN), you will receive important information and updates throughout the 60-day session directly from the public policy office of the bishops of Florida.
December 19, 2015
Garnering bipartisan support in the committee weeks leading up to the 2016 legislative session, a measure that expands a scholarship program to help families of disabled children cover special education-related costs cleared all referenced committees and is headed to the floor in both the House and the Senate. SB 672 (Gaetz, D.) and HB 7011 (Education Appropriations Subcommittee) expand the Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA) Program to include eligibility for students with autism spectrum disorder and muscular dystrophy, as well as 3- and 4-year-olds.
December 2, 2015
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, D.D., Archbishop of Miami and President of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, has written to Governor Scott regarding refugee services for Syrians.