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Beshear vetoes charter school funding bill

Karyn Czar

A bill aimed at introducing charter schools in Kentucky and supplying them with funding has been vetoed by Gov. Andy Beshear. He said Thursday
the bill would have diverted money from traditional public schools.

The Democratic governor’s rejection of the measure sets up a policy showdown with the Republican-led legislature. Lawmakers will have a chance to override the veto when they reconvene next week for the final two days of this year’s session.

Beshear used his weekly news conference to fulfill his pledge to veto the bill. The bill’s backers said
charters would give parents more choices for their children’s schooling.