Kentucky House GOP Caucus chief of staff resigns

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Ky State Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The chief of staff for the Kentucky House Republican Caucus has resigned.

The Herald-Leader reports Ginger Wills resigned Friday. House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell confirmed the resignation but offered no details.

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Wills was chief of staff under former House Speaker Jeff Hoover. Hoover stepped down as speaker earlier this month after acknowledging he was one of four Republican lawmakers to sign a secret sexual harassment settlement with a woman who once worked for the caucus. Wills was also named in the settlement, accused of creating a hostile work environment.

Hoover remains in the legislature. The Legislative Ethics Commission is investigating the settlement and plans to have a public hearing soon.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com