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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Lawmakers adjust legislative session calendar

Lawmakers will work several days later than originally planned before a scheduled recess later this month.

Legislative leaders direct LRC staff to help with unemployment benefits backlog

Legislative Research Commission staff members will assist in reducing the state’s backlog of unemployment insurance applications.

LRC offices closed April 2-6

Legislative Research Commission (LRC) offices in Frankfort will be closed on April 2, 3, and 6 as a precaution against COVID-19.

Judge dismisses former GOP staffer’s whistleblower suit

Daisy Olivo, had alleged she was retaliated against for shedding light on a sexual harassment settlement involving the former House speaker in 2017.

Justices rule in favor of newspaper seeking records

The justices ruled in favor of a newspaper seeking documents related to a sexual harassment complaint against a Republican lawmaker.

Special Session estimated to cost taxpayers $66,433 a day

If the pension relief special session lasts the predicted five days, it would cost taxpayers more than $332,000, according to the LRC.

Top aide to Senate president selected as new LRC director

Jay D. Hartz replaces David Byerman, whose contract was not renewed last year.

GOP leaders opt not to renew LRC director’s contract

David Byerman posted on his Twitter account Tuesday that his last day will be September 30.

Kentucky official says he was fired for reporting harassment

Kentucky official says he was fired for reporting harassment.

Sexual harassment investigation to cost taxpayers $50,000

Report: Legislative Research Commission's contract with a Louisville law firm to investigate sexual harassment allegations against four Kentucky lawmakers is worth up to $50,000

LRC: No public money used to settle sexual harassment case

Kentucky's Legislative Research Commission says no public money used to settle sexual harassment claim.

A host of new laws to go into effect in mid-July

A look at some of the new laws passed by the General Assembly in the just completed regular session that could impact Kentuckians.

Former Nevada Secretary of Senate picked to lead Kentucky LRC

Kentucky's legislative leaders have chosen the former Nevada Secretary of Senate as the next director of the Legislative Research Commission.

Attorney: State settles sexual harassment lawsuit for $400K

An attorney representing three state workers says Kentucky has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against current and former state lawmakers for $400,000.

Lawmakers begin search for LRC director

State lawmakers have agreed to spend up to $25,000 to search for a new director of the Legislative Research Commission.

Lawmakers weigh costs of screening for rare, fatal disease

Kentucky lawmakers are weighing the benefits of testing newborns for a rare, usually fatal disease versus the projected $250,000 annual cost to detect it.

Stumbo to push for release of LRC audit report

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he will push for the release of a nine-month-old performance audit of the Legislative Research Commission.

Mediator sought in legislative sexual harassment case

The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) wants a mediator to be appointed in a sexual harassment case brought by two female staff members.

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Your morning news and weather on Tuesday, Jan. 26

Your morning news and weather on Tuesday, Jan. 26

Pineville man accused of raping preschooler

43-year old Jason Hickman was arrested in Bell County on Monday on a KSP warrant, according to WRIL Radio.

Fayette County to announce Tuesday if students will return to classroom Feb. 8

Whenever students return to the classroom, the school district say it will happen in stages, beginning with kindergarten through second grade.