Legislative Research Commission

1:43 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

LRC Invokes Legislative Immunity In Harassment Case

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The state Legislative Research Commission is arguing that none of its members can be sued in an ongoing harassment case due to a state law that permits immunity to lawmakers.


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11:55 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Judge Makes No Decision in LRC Sexual Harassment Case

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In Frankfort, lawyers for the state are asking a judge not to allow the release of documents that could include information on sexual harassment in Kentucky state government.

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6:54 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman

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After a nearly seven-month investigation, the Kentucky State Police say investigators found no evidence that former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman shredded work-related documents to cover-up information on sexual harassment within the state legislature.

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4:17 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold

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 A single dissenting vote cleared former state Rep. John Arnold of wrongdoing Tuesday 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.

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10:17 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Court Filing: Former Kentucky Rep. John Arnold Allegedly Inappropriately Touched House Colleague

Former Kentucky state Rep. John Arnold allegedly inappropriately touched a House colleague, according to new filings in asexual harassment civil suit by two Statehouse staff members.
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In a pair of responses to discovery requests, Legislative Research Commission employees Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper allege that Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, was inappropriately touched by Arnold.

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3:37 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Arnold Committee Closes Shop

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After nearly four months without interviewing a witness or investigating a shred of evidence, the special House committee investigating sexual harassment allegations against a former state lawmaker voted Thursday afternoon to end its operations.

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5:05 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Ky. LRC Approves Audit Contract with National Conference of State Legislatures Despite High Cost

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Kentucky lawmakers have approved an internal audit of the state’s largest bureaucracy. The bipartisan National Conference of States Legislatures has been selected to audit the state Legislative Research Commission in the wake of scandal.

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10:22 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Hire Firm to Represent LRC in Harassment Lawsuits

Lawmakers unanimously approved a contract today to hire attorneys to represent a state agency in a pair of sexual harassment lawsuits.

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4:22 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Debate How to Resolve Redistricting Confusion

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State lawmakers are trying to figure out who their constituents are in the wake of new district maps.

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4:18 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Special Election Set for Dec. 10 to Replace Arnold

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Gov. Steve Beshear has set a special election for Dec. 10 to replace former Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

Arnold resigned last month after being accused of sexual harassment. Legislative Research Commission staffers Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper allege Arnold touched them inappropriately and made vulgar comments.

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