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Former Kentucky House speaker won’t run for reelection

Republican Rep. Jeff Hoover says it's the right time for him to step aside from the legislature and focus on his law practice and business interests.

Lawsuit dropped in case stemming from harassment settlement

Kentucky's former House speaker dropped a lawsuit demanding that a woman give back money she received in a secret sexual harassment settlement.

Woman in sexual harassment case fights demand to repay money

The lawsuit claims the woman violated a confidentiality agreement.

Kentucky lawmakers seek return of sexual harassment payment

The three lawmakers filed a lawsuit alleging those employees knew about the lawsuit because the woman told them, which violated the terms of the agreement.

Democrats call for GOP lawmakers to resign over sexual abuse allegations

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Journalism says it has a transcript of a deposition given by a woman, referred to as "Jane Doe," who started working for the Kentucky House Republican caucus in 2015 when she was 21.

Hoover’s lawyer seeks to question accuser in deposition

Kentucky judges have heard arguments over whether an attorney for the state's ex-House speaker - who lost his leadership role in a sexual harassment case - has the right to question the accuser in separate whistleblower cases.

GOP lawmakers seek to redact parts of harassment testimony

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Three Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have asked a judge to redact portions of a woman's testimony that details allegations of...

Lawmakers urged to update ethics law to combat harassment

The Legislative Ethics Commission recommended Tuesday that the ethics law be revised to specifically prohibit workplace harassment by lawmakers against their staff.

Hoover admits violation of ethics statute

Former house speaker Jeff Hoover has agreed to a plea deal in connection to an ethics complaint about sexual harassment.

UPDATE: Kentucky House changes course on ex-speaker investigation

The Kentucky House has voted to disband a special committee that was formed to investigate a sexual harassment settlement secretly signed by the Republican ex-House speaker.

UPDATE: Ex-Kentucky House speaker to run for re-election

Kentucky's former GOP House speaker who resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement says he intends to run for re-election to his House seat.

A day after resigning, ex-GOP speaker riles with rule change

Jeff Hoover has forced a vote on a change to House rules that could make it more difficult for lawmakers to discipline each other.

Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigns leadership post

Republican speaker of Kentucky's House of Representatives resigns.

UPDATE: Panel appointed to scrutinize Kentucky speaker

Four women and two men will decide whether to recommend expelling Kentucky's GOP House speaker after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement.

Complaint filed against House Speaker Jeff Hoover

No comment from House Speaker Jeff Hoover after eight of his colleagues filed a complaint against him Wednesday. The Republicans are asking that Hoover be removed from office.

GOP leaders sending mixed messages on pension bill

Some key House Republicans in Kentucky are sending mixed messages as lawmakers work on crafting a bill to overhaul one of the country's worst-funded pension systems.

House speaker who resigned over harassment claim reconsiders

Jeff Hoover says he is reconsidering his decision to resign as Kentucky's Speaker of the House.

Some in GOP explore restoring ex-Kentucky House speaker

Jeff Hoover could get his position as speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives back under a plan by some Republican lawmakers.

UPDATE: Woman denies sexual relationship with ex speaker

The lawyer for a woman who settled a sexual harassment claim with Kentucky's former House speaker said they did not have a sexual relationship.

UPDATE: GOP lawmaker wants to expel former House speaker

A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a resolution to expel the former speaker of the House for inappropriate behavior with a woman in his office.

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