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Eau Claire lawmaker calls for overhaul of workplace sexual harassment protections

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Madison (AP) -  Democratic state Rep. Dana Wachs from Eau Claire is calling for an overhaul of workplace protections against sexual harassment in the Wisconsin Legislature.

Wachs is one of several Democrats running for governor in 2018. On Monday, the Eau Claire attorney called for an overhaul in training, reporting and settlement procedures for sexual harassment and assault in the Legislature.

Wachs says Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans who have been in majority control of the Legislature since 2011 have failed to take proactive steps to create a more responsive, transparent system.

No current Wisconsin lawmaker has been accused of sexual misconduct since a recent burst of accusations against office holders and others in the public spotlight in recent weeks. More than a dozen lawmakers in other states have faced accusations.

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