Legislative Research Commission http://wfpl.org en Moral Character Amendment Added to Kentucky Incentives Program Bill for State Employees http://wfpl.org/post/moral-character-amendment-added-kentucky-incentives-program-bill-state-employees <p>A bill that creates incentive programs for employees of the Legislative Research Commission who find ways to save money is working its way through the Kentucky General Assembly.</p><p>But an amendment to the bill changes the focus and attempts to add criteria for hiring the LRC's next director.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:37:53 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8359 at http://wfpl.org Moral Character Amendment Added to Kentucky Incentives Program Bill for State Employees Kentucky House Committee Investigating John Arnold Case Ends Without Investigating Arnold http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-committee-investigating-john-arnold-case-ends-without-investigating-arnold <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT—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.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:50:29 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7882 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House Committee Investigating John Arnold Case Ends Without Investigating Arnold Kentucky Lawmakers Hire Firm to Represent LRC in Harassment Lawsuits http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-hire-firm-represent-lrc-harassment-lawsuits <p>FRANKFORT — Kentucky legislators unanimously approved a contract Tuesday to hire attorneys to represent a state agency in a pair of harassment lawsuits.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:35:32 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7528 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmakers Hire Firm to Represent LRC in Harassment Lawsuits Marcia Seiler Appointed Acting Director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission http://wfpl.org/post/marcia-seiler-appointed-acting-director-kentucky-legislative-research-commission <p>Marcia Seiler will lead the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission while the agency&#39;s 16-member leadership panel seeks a permanent director.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:38:44 +0000 Staff 7066 at http://wfpl.org Marcia Seiler Appointed Acting Director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission In Lawsuits, Kentucky Statehouse Employees Claim Sexual Harassment, Retaliation http://wfpl.org/post/lawsuits-kentucky-statehouse-employees-claim-sexual-harassment-retaliation <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; white-space: pre-wrap;">FRANKFORT &mdash; In the latest salvo in the sexual misconduct allegations in the Kentucky General Assembly, three Statehouse staffers filed lawsuits Tuesday against two state legislators, claiming sexual harassment and retaliation.</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:17:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7044 at http://wfpl.org In Lawsuits, Kentucky Statehouse Employees Claim Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Kentucky State Police to Investigate Document Shredding at Legislative Research Commission http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-police-investigate-document-shredding-legislative-research-commission <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Police has opened an investigation into the shredding of documents by Robert Sherman days after he resigned as director of the Legislative Research Commission.</span></p><p>The investigation will be handled by KSP&#39;s special investigations branch, said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blanchard, state police spokesman.</p><p>Saint-Blancard declined to comment further on the investigation.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:36:41 +0000 Joseph Lord 6996 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Police to Investigate Document Shredding at Legislative Research Commission Stumbo Refers LRC Chief Robert Sherman's Doc Shredding to Kentucky State Police http://wfpl.org/post/stumbo-refers-lrc-chief-robert-shermans-doc-shredding-kentucky-state-police <p>A Republican Kentucky House leader is calling for Kentucky State Police to be brought in to investigate document<a href="/post/ex-kentucky-legislative-research-commission-director-says-he-shredded-documents"> shredding by Robert Sherman</a>&nbsp;following his resignation Friday as director of the Legislative Research Commission.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:13:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 6971 at http://wfpl.org Stumbo Refers LRC Chief Robert Sherman's Doc Shredding to Kentucky State Police In Kentucky Legislature, Lax Rules Govern Workplace Relationships Despite Long History of Scandal http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislature-lax-rules-govern-workplace-relationships-despite-long-history-scandal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">During the </span>1990s<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">, the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s public image was shaped primarily by the sordid antics of Kent Downey, whose day job there often overlapped with his sideline business promoting golf trips with scantily clad hostesses offering sex for money.</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:20:36 +0000 R.G. Dunlop | Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting 6967 at http://wfpl.org In Kentucky Legislature, Lax Rules Govern Workplace Relationships Despite Long History of Scandal Ex-Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Says He Shredded Documents http://wfpl.org/post/ex-kentucky-legislative-research-commission-director-says-he-shredded-documents <p>FRANKFORT — The former director of the state Legislative Research Commission says he returned to his office over the weekend and shredded paperwork.</p><p>Robert Sherman told<a href="http://cjky.it/1gW5iSE"> The Courier-Journal</a>&nbsp;that the documents included "personalized stuff" such as old salary comparisons. He said none of the paperwork involved anything to do with the sexual harassment allegations involving a former lawmaker or any investigations the agency is involved in.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:03:39 +0000 Associated Press 6958 at http://wfpl.org Ex-Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Says He Shredded Documents Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislative-research-commission-director-bobby-sherman-resigns <p>The director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission has resigned.</p><p>In a letter sent Friday afternoon to House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers, LRC director Bobby Sherman announced his resignation following the conclusion of an<a href="/post/kentucky-legislative-research-commission-finishes-inquiry-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-claims"> internal probe</a> into <a href="/post/kentucky-statehouse-staffers-accuse-rep-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-assault">allegations that former state Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, sexually harassed Statehouse employees</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:21:54 +0000 Jonathan Meador 6924 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns