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LRC Director Search Moves Forward


  The leaders of Kentucky’s two legislative chambers have whittled down the list of candidates to be the next director of the Legislative Research Commission.

The new director will be tasked with reforming the state agency. A?performance audit of the LRC detailed communication problems, lack of pay equity, opaque hiring practices and unclear career paths for young employees in the state agency.

The legislature’s leadership is in charge of finding the new director and out of a little more than 30 applicants, about 10 candidates will move forward in the process. 

The search hit a political snag earlier this week when House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover accused Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo of keeping the hiring process in the dark. Stumbo and Republican Senate President Robert Stivers were in charge of coming up with the short-list. 

Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives for Kentucky Public Radio, a group of public radio stations including WKMS, WFPL in Louisville, WEKU in Richmond and WKYU in Bowling Green. A native of Lexington, Ryland most recently served as the Capitol Reporter for Kentucky Public Radio. He has covered politics and state government for NPR member stations KWBU in Waco and KUT in Austin.
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