GA LEADERS OK HARASSMENT TRACKING: Leaders of the General Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to update the guidelines for reporting and tracking sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers — though the identity of the accused wrongdoer will remain confidential, reports Erin Cox for the Sun.
Fenit Nirappil and Ovetta Wiggins report that, shortly before the Legislative Policy Committee approved the changes, Senate President Mike Miller said, “This is a watershed moment in time, and we need to make certain that everyone is treated fairly and that there’s a place they can go.”
The new policy requires an annual report that will reveal the number of harassment reports made each year. For each allegation of sexual harassment, the Department of Legislative Services’ Human Resources Manager will have to identify the type of harassment and how it was handled. The report won’t contain any names, Rachel Baye of WYPR-FM reports
HOGAN URGES CONTINUATION OF CHILD HEALTH CARE: Gov. Larry Hogan urged congressional leaders Tuesday to reinstate by the end of the year a federal program that provides health insurance for children, reports Erin Cox for the Sun. “We should all be able to agree that needy kids should never become a political football,” Hogan wrote in a letter to leaders of both parties in the Senate and House of…….