Michael Meredith

Ryland Barton, via Twitter

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission voted to dismiss ethics charges brought against three Republican state representatives, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to show that the men broke ethics rules by secretly signing a sexual harassment settlement with a former staffer.

LRC PUBLIC INFORMATION

  A south central Kentucky lawmaker at the center of a sexual harassment investigation involving three other House members has filed for re-election. 

ALIX MATTINGLY

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

LRC PUBLIC INFORMATION

  A southern Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a new bipartisan bill to simplify auditing requirements for the state’s volunteer fire departments.

Henryk Sadura, 123rf Stock Photo

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

LRC Public Information

The Democratic-controlled Kentucky House is preparing to vote on its version of the state budget.

State Legislature Begins Special Redistricting Session

Aug 19, 2013
Kentucky LRC

It’s day one of what Kentucky lawmakers hope will be a quick special legislative session devoted to creating new redistricting maps. Both Republicans and Democrats have unveiled proposed maps, and lawmakers from parties have said they believe an agreement can be reached by Friday. The latest redistricting effort has dragged on over a year, with one set of maps being thrown out by the state supreme court in 2012. That’s leading some to wonder if Kentucky should consider creating an independent committee that would be in charge of creating new legislative maps every ten years. Daviess County Democratic Representative Tommy Thompson said it’s an idea he’d consider.