This week, the state legislature continued to preoccupy itself with a sexual harassment scandal in the House of Representatives. After saying he would resign, and then he wouldn’t, Rep. Jeff Hoover formally resigned his post as Speaker of the House.

Meanwhile, a new pension bill still hasn’t emerged. But on Friday, Gov. Matt Bevin got some good news in the form of federal approval for his proposal to overhaul the state’s Medicaid system.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Suggested Reading:

Hoover Officially Resigns Speakership, Says Bevin Spread ‘Lies From Hell’

Hoover Lashes Out At State Lawmakers Seeking His Expulsion

9 Kentucky House Democrats Aren’t Seeking Re-election. Why?

Kentucky House Disbands Committee Investigating Hoover Allegations

New Pension Proposal Unlikely Ahead Of Bevin’s Budget Address

Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol.

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Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives.