Tuesday marked another day of high drama in the Kentucky House of Representatives as former House Speaker Jeff Hoover sought an amendment that would force critics seeking his expulsion to pay up if they're unsuccessful.
The Republican speaker of Kentucky's House of Representatives has resigned his leadership position more than two months after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim and paid to keep it quiet.
Lawmakers head into their first full week of the 2018 Legislative Session. Will the status and fate of Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover dominate the proceedings again this week? We posed that question to Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.
Kentucky's House speaker, who said he would resign his leadership position after acknowledging he settled a sexual harassment claim with a female legislative staffer, now says he's reconsidering that decision.
Kentucky's Republican House speaker has resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month. Jeff Hoover announced his decision Sunday. He denied sexually harassing the staff member, but said he sent inappropriate text messages that were consensual. Hoover's wife and two of his three daughters were in the room as he spoke.
Kentucky's Republican governor has called for the immediate resignation of any elected official who has settled sexual harassment allegations. Gov. Matt Bevin held a news conference on Saturday at the state Capitol days after the Courier-Journal reported Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover had settled a sexual harassment allegation outside of court with one of his staffers.