LA Times: Sexual harassment scandals give new momentum to legislative efforts to protect whistleblowers in California's capital

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), the author of the newer legislation, said credit for the revived push for whistleblower safeguards should to go to the women who spoke out last fall in an open letter about the "pervasive" sexual harassment and misconduct in California politics.

"The women who courageously came forward have said something that is true: The culture needed a seismic shift from one that was insulated and protective of the institution and, by extension, the members, to one that now protects the folks that do business in the building," Portantino said.

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