Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission http://wfpl.org en Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-police-find-no-misconduct-lrc-director-bobby-sherman <p>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.</p><p>Trooper Paul Blanton, a KSP spokesman, said a detective concluded that Sherman's activities weren't illegal and weren't part of a cover-up.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:17:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9458 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman Update: The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Rehears John Arnold Case, Finds Him Guilty http://wfpl.org/post/update-kentucky-legislative-ethics-commission-rehears-john-arnold-case-finds-him-guilty <p><strong>Quick update:&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Former Kentucky Representative John Arnold has been found guilt of violating state ethics laws in sexual harassment complaints.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">This time around, more members were present, and by a five-to-one vote, Arnold was found guilty in all three charges against him.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:16:56 +0000 Staff 9298 at http://wfpl.org Update: The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Rehears John Arnold Case, Finds Him Guilty Lobbyists Spend $4.3 Million In Kentucky General Assembly http://wfpl.org/post/lobbyists-spend-43-million-kentucky-general-assembly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — Lobbyists spent $4.3 million in the first two months of the 2014 General Assembly, with the healthcare industry leading the way in spending on lawmakers.</span></p><p>Health care companies spent more than $888,000 from Jan. 7 to Feb. 28, according to lobbying data released by the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission. Hospitals paid the lion’s share of the healthcare lobby, at more than $205,000.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:02:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9002 at http://wfpl.org Lobbyists Spend $4.3 Million In Kentucky General Assembly 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