Sen. Winter’s accuser confidentiality amendment passed on a party-line vote and didn’t derail overall support for the rule change.
The state legislature has spent nearly $400,000 dealing with workplace harassment issues and created an interim committee to come up with policy changes last year.
Supporters of the measure haven't given up yet, and hope to have a family leave fund set up by 2023.
The bill would prompt employers and employees to contribute to a state fund that would accommodate up to 12 weeks paid leave.
Finance Committee members agreed to hold off their vote on the FAMLI Act while the sponsors work on amendments.
Discussions on the capitol’s workplace culture dominated the 2018 legislative session.
Democratic Rep. Faith Winter is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik.
It’s not just that they’re barred from talking to the press.
State Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton was expelled from the legislature Friday after accusations of sexual harassment.
Lebsock becomes the first state House member expelled since 1915, when Rep. William Howlett was ejected after he perjured himself.