Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission http://wkms.org en $1.3 Billion in State Contracts Not Unusual, Says Ky. Lawmaker http://wkms.org/post/13-billion-state-contracts-not-unusual-says-ky-lawmaker <p>A Kentucky state government committee approved $1.3 billion worth of contracts this month. The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission points out&nbsp; that the contracts have been approved at a time when the state is experiencing a $91 million revenue shortfall.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:17:06 +0000 Jonathan Meador 42295 at http://wkms.org $1.3 Billion in State Contracts Not Unusual, Says Ky. Lawmaker Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-police-reopen-investigation-former-lrc-directors-document-shredding <p></p><p>Kentucky State Police has reopened its investigation into the document shredding by former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:58:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41247 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding In Reversal, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Former Lawmaker John Arnold Guilty http://wkms.org/post/reversal-kentucky-legislative-ethics-commission-finds-former-lawmaker-john-arnold-guilty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After hours of deliberation and sparring with his defense attorney—not to mention the news media—a full quorum of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission&nbsp;on Wednesday&nbsp;voted to reprimand and fine former state Rep. John Arnold.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was the second, and final, hearing in the ethics case brought against the Western Kentucky Democrat by female state House staffers.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:57:14 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40416 at http://wkms.org In Reversal, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Former Lawmaker John Arnold Guilty Ky. Ethics Panel Member to Resign after Arnold Controversy http://wkms.org/post/ky-ethics-panel-member-resign-after-arnold-controversy <p>As the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission prepares to meet Wednesday to <a href="http://wkms.org/post/arnold-ethics-trial-may-continue">further discuss the allegations of sexual harassment</a> against former state Rep. John Arnold, one member of the commission has announced his intention to resign.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:05:41 +0000 John Null 40385 at http://wkms.org Ky. Ethics Panel Member to Resign after Arnold Controversy Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session http://wkms.org/post/jenkins-advocates-ethics-bill-next-session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Representative Joni Jenkins says if a special legislative session is called for later this year, ethics reform should be on the agenda.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the session, Jenkins filed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would reconfigure the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, which has come under fire after it found former lawmaker John Arnold not guilty of sexual harassment charges, but the Senate didn’t take up that bill.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39981 at http://wkms.org Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session Arnold Ethics Trial May Continue http://wkms.org/post/arnold-ethics-trial-may-continue <p>The ethics trial against former lawmaker John Arnold may continue.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Because the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission did not consider a motion to dismiss the case against the West Kentucky lawmaker in a hearing last week, the case may go forward.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:27 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39980 at http://wkms.org Arnold Ethics Trial May Continue Kentucky Rep. Jim Gooch Threw Women's Underwear On A Dinner Table, Statehouse Staffers Allege http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-rep-jim-gooch-threw-womens-underwear-dinner-table-statehouse-staffers-allege <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;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:52:15 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39887 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Rep. Jim Gooch Threw Women's Underwear On A Dinner Table, Statehouse Staffers Allege Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision http://wkms.org/post/arnold-accusers-plan-appeal-kentucky-ethics-panels-decision <p>Two women who made formal sexual harassment complaints against former Kentucky State Representative John Arnold have filed a motion with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission asking it to reconsider its ruling that cleared Arnold of ethics charges.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:37:31 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39869 at http://wkms.org Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict http://wkms.org/post/staffers-lack-african-american-women-decision-makers-kentucky-behind-arnold-ethics-verdict The absence of African-American women in Kentucky's halls of power is why former state Rep. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:17:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 39832 at http://wkms.org Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold http://wkms.org/post/how-single-vote-saved-rep-john-arnold <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A single dissenting vote <a href="http://wkms.org/post/former-kentucky-lawmaker-john-arnold-cleared-ethics-charges">cleared former state Rep. John Arnold of wrongdoing Tuesday</a> as far as the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is concerned. But on official business days where only five members of the nine-member body show up, a single vote is all it takes.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:17:25 +0000 John Null 39797 at http://wkms.org How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold