New House Speaker Hoover Says Biggest Job is 'Managing Expectations'

Dec 2, 2016

Credit LRC Public Information

Kentucky's first Republican House speaker in nearly 100 years says his biggest job will be managing the expectations of the state's restless GOP leaders - starting with the governor. 

Jeff Hoover says the state's first Republican-controlled government will act swiftly to pass a right-to-work bill and anti-abortion legislation, but indicated he would move carefully on other topics including tax reform and a ban on transgender bathroom use as he seeks to manage an unpredictable caucus through an unprecedented transition.