#3301 - 2017 Fall Veto Session

The fall veto session of the Illinois General Assembly was overshadowed by what women lawmakers, lobbyists, and others called a “pervasive environment of sexual harassment” as the Harvey Weinstein scandal put the issue squarely in focus at statehouses across the country this fall.

On this edition of Illinois Lawmakers, WTTW Chicago Tonight correspondent Amanda Vinicky talks with host Jak Tichenor about how lawmakers are combatting the problem. In separate interviews, two members of the Legislative Ethics Commission, Sen. Karen McConnaghay (R) St. Charles and Sen. Cristina Castro (D) Elgin discuss steps they are taking to make sure sexual harassment complaints are dealt with in a timely manner. Later, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Donne Trotter of Chicago and Deputy Senate Republican Leader David Syverson of Rockford offer their accounts of other issues that came before the legislature in the veto session.

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