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In Kentucky Legislature, Lax Rules Govern Workplace Relationships Despite Long History of Scandal

Kentucky Capitol Building at night

During the 1990s, 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. Continue Reading →

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Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns

Robert Sherman

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 internal probe into allegations that former state Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, sexually harassed Statehouse employees. Continue Reading →

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Legislative Research Commission Director: Sexual Harassment Allegations Taken Seriously

Robert Sherman

The director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission says sexual harassment claims are taken seriously by his agency, despite an employee’s expressed disappointment of how her allegations against a state legislator were handled. Continue Reading →

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