Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down school choice law

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — School choice advocates have suffered a legal defeat in Kentucky. The state’s Supreme Court has struck down a state law that allowed donors to receive tax credits for supporting private school tuition. The court issued its unanimous decision Thursday. It said the 2021 measure violated the state’s constitution. The law’s opponents objected to using the tax code to aid private education. The measure’s supporters said tax credits didn’t amount to government spending, even if they decrease revenues. The measure created a form of scholarship tax credits. Under the measure, private donors backing the accounts would have been eligible for tax credits.