Ky. lawmakers take step toward review of LRC

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Top Kentucky lawmakers have appointed an acting director for the Legislative Research Committee and took the first step toward reviewing the fact-finding and service agency for legislators.

The action comes amid scrutiny of how the LRC handled sexual harassment complaints against a former lawmaker.

House and Senate leaders meeting Wednesday appointed Marcia Seiler as acting LRC director. Seiler is director of the Office of Education Accountability.

Bobby Sherman recently resigned as LRC director. State police are investigating whether any laws were broken when Sherman returned to his office and shredded documents after his resignation. Two legislative workers have filed a lawsuit accusing former state Rep. John Arnold of sexual harassment.

The lawmakers also agreed to approach the National Conference of State Legislatures about conducting a performance audit of the LRC.

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