Jeff Hoover

Former Kentucky Speaker Hospitalized Following Resignation

Nov 10, 2017

Kentucky’s former Republican House speaker has been hospitalized days after resigning his leadership position amid sexual harassment allegations.

Hoover Scandal Disrupts Pension Debate

Nov 8, 2017

Last week, Kentucky lawmakers were focused on the state’s ailing pension systems.  Gov. Matt Bevin had just released a controversial plan to switch most workers into 401(k)-style plans that drew fire from public employees.

Then, sexual harassment allegations exploded in Frankfort, implicating the Speaker of the House and other Republican lawmakers.   

The scandal has taken lawmakers’ eyes off the ball on pension reform, and it’s unclear if they’ll get back on track.


Ky House Speaker Resigns Post After Texts With Staffer

Nov 5, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader/ File photo

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — 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.

Ky. House Republicans Unveil Pension Proposal

Mar 15, 2016
Stu Johnson / WEKU News


Kentucky House Republicans have unveiled their plan to bring stability to the state’s pension systems. However, the chamber’s democratic leader is not impressed with the proposal.

Kentucky GOP Unveils 'Handshake with Kentucky' Plan

Sep 2, 2014

The Republican Party of Kentucky has a wish-list of legislative priorities ready to go if the State House were to flip and come under Republican control following this fall's elections.