Kentucky Legislative Research Commission http://wfpl.org en Former Legislative Employee Says Kentucky Senate Republicans Caused Firing http://wfpl.org/post/former-legislative-employee-says-kentucky-senate-republicans-caused-firing <p>The Kentucky legislative employee who was fired for appearing in an online video supporting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says state Senate Republicans were behind his termination.</p><p>On Monday, 29-year-old Charles Booker of Louisville was let go as a Legislative Research Commission analyst.</p><p>The firing was due to Booker's appearance in a Grimes campaign ad starring his wife and daughter, which criticized Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's record.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:48:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8635 at http://wfpl.org Former Legislative Employee Says Kentucky Senate Republicans Caused Firing Kentucky Legislative Employee Fired for Appearing in Alison Lundergan Grimes Campaign Ad http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislative-employee-fired-appearing-alison-lundergan-grimes-campaign-ad <p>A Kentucky legislative employee who appeared in a video supporting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has been fired for violating a policy forbidding political activity.</p><p>Charles Booker, 29, of Louisville worked at the Legislative Research Commission as an analyst for just over a year.</p><p>Last week, he <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-web-ad-features-former-democratic-aide">appeared in an online Grimes ad starring his wife, Tanesha</a>, which accused Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of losing touch with poorer voters.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8621 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislative Employee Fired for Appearing in Alison Lundergan Grimes Campaign Ad Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause in John Arnold Sexual Harassment Claims http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislative-ethics-commission-finds-probable-cause-john-arnold-sexual-harassment <p>FRANKFORT &mdash; Kentucky&rsquo;s highest ethics panel has found merit in a trio of sexual harassment complaints filed against a former state lawmaker.</p><p>The state Legislative Ethics Commission unanimously found probable cause Tuesday in three formal complaints filed&nbsp;by <a href="/post/kentucky-statehouse-staffers-accuse-rep-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-assault">female Statehouse employees against former Rep. John Arnold, </a>a Democrat from Sturgis in western Kentucky.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:57:26 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7224 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause in John Arnold Sexual Harassment Claims Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Finishes Inquiry Into John Arnold Sexual Harassment Claims http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislative-research-commission-finishes-inquiry-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-claims <p>A letter from the Legislative Research Commission detailing what it said is its agency’s handling of sexual harassment complaints against former Kentucky state Rep. John Arnold “raises more questions than answers,” said an attorney representing two of Arnold's accusers.</p><p>Laura Hendrix, general counsel to the LRC, wrote in a Sept. 19 letter to attorney Thomas Clay that “the LRC investigative team has concluded the investigation into assertions brought by your clients Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner regarding Representative John Arnold.”</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:21:17 +0000 Jonathan Meador 6908 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Finishes Inquiry Into John Arnold Sexual Harassment Claims