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Jeff Hoover Resigns from House Speaker Position

Jan 8, 2018
Stu Johnson

House Speaker Jeff Hoover has submitted a letter of resignation and will officially step down from the speakership after saying he wouldn’t do so last week. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton says Hoover will keep his seat in the state House of Representatives amid sexual harassment allegations.

When Will Jeff Hoover Officially Step Down? Soon

Dec 26, 2017

Hoover announced he was stepping down from his role as speaker last month after admitting he exchanged sexually-charged text messages with a staffer. 

On WHAS radio’s Terry Meiners show, Bevin said it’s “highly unlikely” that Hoover would try to keep his leadership position when the General Assembly goes back into session. 

“I don’t know why he would do that. He’s already stated that it’s his intent to stand down. You can’t officially resign until the House is in session, which will happen when they come back in again.” 

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.