Thursday, September 10, 2015

Former Nevada Secretary of Senate picked to lead Ky. LRC

 (AP) Kentucky's legislative leaders have chosen the former Nevada Secretary of the Senate as the next director of the Legislative Research Commission.

David A. Byerman will earn $135,000 a year as the director of the agency that assists lawmakers in drafting and researching legislation. A news release on Thursday said Kentucky's legislative leaders including Republican Senate President Robert Stivers and Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo agreed to hire Byerman. His appointment must still be confirmed by the full commission.

Byerman served two terms as Nevada's Secretary of the Senate, the chamber's chief executive officer. Before that, he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau and the MGM Mirage. He takes over a commission that has been embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal for nearly two years. Lawmakers agreed to settle the lawsuit earlier this year for $400,000.