Lawsuit filed against new school scholarship tax credit bill

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Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 8:45 AM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky’s new law offering tax credits to boost donations for private school scholarships has drawn a court challenge. An education group sued Monday arguing the program is unconstitutional.

The showdown has been expected since the Republican-led legislature passed the measure over Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto.

The suit focuses on a part of the law that creates a form of scholarship tax credits.

Private donors backing the accounts would be eligible for tax credits. The money could be used for various educational expenses - including private school tuition in several of the state’s most populated counties.

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