AP investigation shows sexual misconduct claims in state legislatures since 2017; but what’s changed since?
By Associated Press | Saturday, August 25, 2018, 12:05 a.m.
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Florida Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation), center, speaks with Rep. Jared Even Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs), left, and Rep. Kristin Diane Jacobs (D-Coconut Creek) on the House floor in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, D-Fresh Meadows, listens to a speaker during an Assembly oversight hearing on the state prison system in Albany, N.Y. “In the wake of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement that swept across different industries, we had to act,” said Democratic Assemblywoman Rozic of New York, which mandated more robust sexual harassment policies for government agencies and private employers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, file)
Democratic state Rep. Teresa Tanzi, right, talks with Democratic Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell during a legislative session In Providence, R.I., Jan. 19. Tanzi went public with claims she had been sexually harassed. (AP Photo/ Jennifer McDermott, File)
WASHINGTON — As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing.