Kentucky House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover http://wkms.org en Right To Work Legislation Introduced in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/right-work-legislation-introduced-kentucky <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The Kentucky House’s top-ranking Republican has introduced a right-to-work bill in his chamber.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Under the measure, workers would not be required to pay union dues as a condition of employment. House GOP Floor Leader Jeff Hoover says such a law would create jobs.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:35:27 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39033 at http://wkms.org Right To Work Legislation Introduced in Kentucky Legislators in Both Houses Wrangle Over Pace of Budget Action http://wkms.org/post/legislators-both-houses-wrangle-over-pace-budget-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the Kentucky Legislature, there was budget talk&nbsp;</span><span data-term="goog_202089754" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">Friday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in both houses, but it had little to do with dollars and cents.&nbsp; It began in the Senate when Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer asked members in the House to move on a two year budget and get it to his chamber.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:40:05 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38846 at http://wkms.org Legislators in Both Houses Wrangle Over Pace of Budget Action Kentucky House Speaker Turns Over Memos To Police Amidst Shredding Allegations http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-speaker-turns-over-memos-police-amidst-shredding-allegations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky House Speaker Greg </span>Stumbo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has&nbsp;given the Kentucky State Police&nbsp;memos regarding documents shredded by the former head of the Legislative Research Commission. </span></p><p>Stumbo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> provided the documents to legislative security specialist Rick </span>Devers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> along with a request for state police to take whatever action is deemed appropriate.&nbsp;House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover asked for an investigation after former </span>LRC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Director Bobby Sherman returned to his office with other staffers&nbsp;on Sunday, two days after he resigned, and shredded documents.&nbsp;</span></p><p>One of the staffers, Deputy Director Robert Jenkins, said the documents that were destroyed were either duplicates or were of a personal nature, including junk mail, mortgage papers and salary comparisons for LRC.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:28:58 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35185 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Speaker Turns Over Memos To Police Amidst Shredding Allegations Kentucky House Republicans Unveil Redistricting Plan http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-republicans-unveil-redistricting-plan <p></p><p>House Republican leaders are offering a legislative redistricting plan that would force eight incumbents to run against each other next year.&nbsp;</p><p>The map unveiled today by House GOP Leader Jeff Hoover affects four Republicans and four Democratic lawmakers.&nbsp; Hoover says the GOP plan is very different from a plan put forth earlier this year by Democrats that had nine Republicans running against each other but no Democrats. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:21:28 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 33839 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Republicans Unveil Redistricting Plan Republican Leader Calls On Beshear to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion http://wkms.org/post/republican-leader-calls-beshear-opt-out-medicaid-expansion <p>The highest-ranking Republican in the Kentucky state House is calling on Governor Steve Beshear to reject an expansion of Medicaid set forth in the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;The Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare law allows states to opt out of the expansion of the program. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover wants Beshear to follow other states that have opted out.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:22:13 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18825 at http://wkms.org Republican Leader Calls On Beshear to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion Franklin Circuit Judge Finds Redistricting Maps Unconstitutional http://wkms.org/post/franklin-circuit-judge-finds-redistricting-maps-unconstitutional <p>A Franklin Circuit Court judge has thrown out new legislative district maps, saying they violate the basic principles of the Kentucky Constitution.</p><p>Judge Phillip Shepherd&rsquo;s ruling is based on the so-called &ldquo;five percent rule.&rdquo; It says new districts must be within five percent of their ideal size. Shepherd added that the maps of both the House and Senate districts divided too many counties.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:22:04 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16832 at http://wkms.org