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Judge reviews tax credits to support private school tuition

Bill Stephens

September 17th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has heard arguments over the constitutionality of allowing scholarship tax credits to support private school tuition. Opponents said Thursday that the provisions represent a form of aid to private education — through the tax code — that’s barred under Kentucky’s Constitution. Attorneys defending the measure said tax credits don’t amount to government spending. They also argued the provisions are constitutional. The hearing was held in Franklin County Circuit Court. It focused on a key part of a state law passed by the Republican-led legislature over Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto. The provisions are being challenged by the Council for Better Education. 

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