Beshear Vetoes Bill Aiming To Create Scholarship Tax Credits

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a measure that would allow limited use of scholarship tax credits for private school tuition.

Andy Beshear
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. [AP File Photo | Adam Beam, File]
He calls it an unconstitutional attack on public education.

Public education advocates denounced the proposal leading up to the veto Wednesday. But the embattled bill could still become law if the Republican-led legislature overrides the veto next week.

The bill’s advocates say opponents are using ‘scare tactics.’

The measure would create new accounts to pay for education expenses, including private school tuition in highly populated counties.

The accounts would be backed by private donors who would receive tax credits.