Anna Gronewold at Politico reports
that while the state Senate voted for a law mandating sexual harassment training for all New York workers, the Senate hasn’t conducted the training for legislators and staff since March of last year. The law was signed on April 12, 2018, with an Oct. 9, 2019 deadline for all New York workers to receive training. Democrats took control of the chamber this January, and have not held the required training. “It turns out the Senate Democrats were so busy patting themselves on the back for passage of their radical leftist agenda that they neglected to offer anti-sexual harassment training to all Senate employees, as required by law,” said Scott Reif, a spokesperson for the Senate Republicans. “After the horrors we’ve witnessed both inside and outside the Legislature in recent years, this should have been a top priority. It clearly wasn’t.” Democratic majority spokesperson Mike Murphy claims the conference will be in compliance if they hold the training by the end of the calendar year, as it is due annually. “I think the Senate Republicans should take some time and do some self-evaluation and apologize for the years and years of delay in addressing this crisis by blocking all meaningful reforms,” Murphy said, again avoiding the Oct. 9 deadline, which has now passed. Read more about this story at Politico.