Washington D.C., Mar 30, 2021 / 15:00 pm
Kentucky lawmakers voted Monday evening to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of school choice legislation.
Both the state’s House and Senate voted to override Beshear’s veto of House Bill 563, which would use tax credits to fund vouchers for students in some of Kentucky’s largest counties to attend private schools.
The legislature narrowly passed the school choice bill before the veto, but additional lawmakers voted in support of the bill after it was vetoed.
In a joint statement, Kentucky’s Catholic bishops - Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Bishop Roger Foys of Covington, Bishop William Medley of Owensboro, and Bishop John Stowe of Lexington - applauded the state legislature for approving the legislation.