EdChoice KY Update

EdChoice Kentucky Supporters,

This week, the Kentucky legislative session ended. I wanted to take a moment to update you on our efforts to pass Scholarship Tax Credits this year. While the General Assembly declined to enact a Scholarship Tax Credit program the regular session, our organization is well-positioned for a potential special session on tax reform this fall. We are confident Scholarship Tax Credits will receive a high level of consideration by both legislators and the Bevin administration. Stay tuned!

We made incredible progress this year. Sixteen members of the state house and seven state senators signed on to co-sponsor our legislation. We were fortunate to have House Education Committee Chairman Bam Carney (R-Campbellsville) as the primary sponsor in the House. Senator Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester) led the fight in the state senate for the second year in a row, and we thank him for his commitment to expanded educational opportunities.

The word about Scholarship Tax Credits spread like wildfire. From the far reaches of Western Kentucky to Northern Kentucky, our issue has been written about in every major paper in the state. And, we held the first ever Kentucky School Choice Rally in Frankfort, where supporters from around the state rallied for Scholarship Tax Credits.

With the possibility for a special session on tax reform, please stay engaged with EdChoice KY and our efforts to educate Kentuckians about how Scholarship Tax Credits expand educational opportunities for all. As we move towards a special session, EdChoice Kentucky will be sending monthly updates for you to stay in the know.

You – our grassroots supporters – are key to our success in the months to come. It is imperative that we continue to build on momentum.

Thank you again for your support. I am optimistic that in the coming year we will expand educational opportunities for all Kentucky families by enacting a Scholarship Tax Credit program.


Charles H. Leis
EdChoice KY President

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