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Legislative Update: House Bill 38419 Mar

The Kentucky General Assembly is winding up its 2015 session, and much remains unfinished.  This includes House Bill 384, a bill which would create a tuition assistance tax credit program.  Many of you responded to a message that the Catholic Conference of Kentucky (“CCK”) circulated during February.  The message asked for families to contact their […]
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HB 384 – Putting Families First13 Feb

House Bill 384 sponsored by Rep. Tommy Thompson (D) and Rep. David Floyd (R) is a unique opportunity to help parents exercise their right to choose the educational environment most appropriate for their children. It will also benefit all elementary and high school students in Kentucky. Without your help, it will receive little attention during […]
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Reforming Public Education and Ending Poverty26 Jan

Nearly everyone can agree that our current education system is not meeting the needs of Kentucky students.  The disagreements usually arise when it comes time to propose a solution.  Opponents of school choice legislation often argue that the solution is reforming the public school system or ending poverty.  The Catholic Conference of Kentucky supports efforts […]
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Kentucky has School Choice (For Some)06 Jan

We have school choice in Kentucky.  Wealthy and upper middle class parents have the financial means to send their children to nonpublic schools or to move to a different school district when the one that they are assigned to is not meeting their children’s needs.  Yet, the vast majority of middle class and working class […]
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Opposition to a Tuition Assistance Tax Credit23 Dec

Andrew Vandiver, Associate Director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, was recently interviewed by Gilbert Corsey of WDRB News with regard to the tuition assistance tax credit proposal.   The story also featured Jonathan Lowe, Director of Strategy for Jefferson County Public Schools.  Mr. Lowe stated that JCPS is opposed to the tax credit because it […]

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KY General Assembly Fails to Act on Scholarship Tax Credit Bills to Help Families
Unfortunately, the General Assembly failed to pass Scholarship Tax Credits as a standalone measure during the 2018 session.  They also failed to fulfill their commitment to include Scholarship Tax Credits in their tax reform proposal. In the end, this means thousands of low and middle income families will continue to be denied the opportunity to […]

Scholarship Tax Credits and Tax Reform
Most of you received emails or calls from legislators this session promising to include Scholarship Tax Credits in comprehensive tax reform.  I received similar commitments throughout the session.  Consequently, I was shocked to learn yesterday that the General Assembly passed a massive tax package that did not include Scholarship Tax Credits (or any other school […]

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