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Lawmakers pass a budget but funding questions remain; SB 380 moves forward but without some important votes; millions of Catholics needed to protect the Hyde Amendment; Kathleen Domingo takes over as Executive Director of the CCC and a new book on the Church's response to treating dementia with dignity in this week's Insights.
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As announced earlier this year, Kathleen Domino, previously Senior Director of Office of Life, Justice and Peace for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, took over as Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference this week.
The Hyde Amendment, which prevents billions of dollars from being used to fund abortions, is under threat by influential members of Congress, and the USCCB is seeking millions of Catholics to help.
Though lawmakers and the Governor were able to agree on a record-breaking $262.6 billion state budget before the July 1 fiscal year began, negotiations continue on the exact level of funding for several items. Those specifics are detailed in what are called “budget trailer bills.”