Lawmakers pass bill allowing education opportunity accounts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have passed a bill making it easier to cross district lines to attend school. The bill also would allow funding pools to help pay for educational expenses. The bill cleared the House Tuesday night. The bill now goes to Gov. Andy Beshear. Earlier in the day, the Senate amended the bill to expand the potential use of tax credit scholarships for private school tuition. The bill allows for creation of education opportunity accounts, backed by donors who would receive a tax credit. The money could be used for a variety of educational expenses and for public school tuition.