Illinois lawmakers acted quickly last month in response to sexual harassment allegations at the statehouse. But several female legislators say this isn't a quick fix. They say the process was rushed and not enough thought was given to explore alternative options.
State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Chicago Democrat, says the new policies were not inclusive of everyone affected by the issue—such as legislative staff and lobbyists. She says she hopes newly formed legislative task forces in the House and Senate will resolve this concern.