GOP state rep to governor: Texas Capitol's sexual harassment policy is broken

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Citing “disturbing accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct” by public officials in Washington, D.C. and Texas, state Rep. Linda Koop asked the state’s Republican leadership Tuesday to develop a new protocol to protect those working in the state Capitol. In her letter to Gov. Greg Abbott and House and Senate leaders, Koop, a Dallas Republican, raised concerns that legislative personnel were not “fully educated as to where to report misconduct or harassment.” “These disturbing reports make me concerned for the safety of our Capitol staffers, interns, reporters, lobbyists and...

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