Brian Linder


  Four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have waived an initial hearing before an ethics commission investigating their involvement in a secret sexual harassment settlement.

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Kentucky's House Republican leadership has replaced the chairmen of three legislative committees following sexual harassment allegations. 

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Kentucky Rep. Brian Linder has confirmed that he is among four Republican lawmakers who signed a settlement with a female House Republican Caucus staffer over sexual harassment allegations. 

Ky. Lawmaker Apologizes for Thanksgiving Tweet

Nov 22, 2013

A Northern Kentucky lawmaker stepped in a Thanksgiving Twitter controversy over a joke about gun control. A joke made by Dry Ridge Republican Brian Linder has sparked a broader conversation about American history.

It all started with a t weet.

New Kentucky Senators Want Pension Opt-Out

Feb 19, 2013

Some new state legislators were elected after promising to refuse a state pension, but now find the law does not allow them to opt out. However, State Rep. Diane St. Onge has introduced a bill that would allow them to make good on their promise. The Madisonville Messenger reports that the measure would allow any lawmaker to opt out of the state pension system and would prevent any new legislator elected after July 1 from entering it. Incumbents would not have to drop the pension plan under the legislation.