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Kentucky GOP will not seek immediate replacement for former House speaker Jeff Hoover

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Leadership of the House Republican Caucus said there will not be an election to replace Jeff Hoover as speaker when lawmakers convene either in a special session this month on pension reform, or when the regular session convenes in January. A statement was issued by Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne, R-Prospect; Majority Leader Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster; Majority Whip Kevin...

House Republicans announce hiring of legal council before holding four-hour closed-door meeting

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky House Republicans held a four-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday afternoon and released little information afterwards. Speaker Pro-Tem David Osborne, R-Prospect, spoke briefly with reporters at the conclusion of the meeting but didn’t divulge much of anything new about the status of the pension bill. “We had a very brief meeting with the Senate this morning and...