Legislative Research Commission

Government
1:50 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Employees File Lawsuits on Sexual Harassment Claims

Two Kentucky lawmakers have been named in a pair of sexual harassment lawsuits filed Tuesday on behalf of Legislative Research Commission employees.

The lawsuits also name the Legislative Research Commission as a defendant. The lawsuit filed against former state Rep. John A. Arnold Jr. also names House Speaker Greg Stumbo, claiming he didn't prioritize an investigation into sexual harassment claims.

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Government
2:03 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

KY Representative Will Coursey Cited in Sexual Harassment Allegation

A second lawmaker from western Kentucky is being accused of sexual harassment.  Louisville attorney Thomas Clay is representing Nicole Cusic, who claims she was retaliated against when she complained about the behavior of State Representative Will Coursey.

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Government
4:28 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Kentucky House Speaker Turns Over Memos To Police Amidst Shredding Allegations

Credit LRC Public Information

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has given the Kentucky State Police memos regarding documents shredded by the former head of the Legislative Research Commission.

Stumbo provided the documents to legislative security specialist Rick Devers along with a request for state police to take whatever action is deemed appropriate. House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover asked for an investigation after former LRC Director Bobby Sherman returned to his office with other staffers on Sunday, two days after he resigned, and shredded documents. 

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.

Politics
4:06 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Payment Issues in Redistricting Debate

Legislative leaders are going to take another crack at approving payments to lawyers who fought to defend last year’s redistricting maps. 

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