Everyone in Sacramento knew that getting legislative leaders to release records about sexual harassment by legislators and their staffers was like pulling teeth without anesthesia.
It took months of pressure from women who work in and around the Capitol and had demanded an end to the pervasive culture of bad behavior and from news media, but it finally happened last Friday.
It was not a complete capitulation according to the East Bay Times. Records of current investigations remain sealed, and nothing was released about earlier cases stretching back several decades, some of which had been revealed, albeit reluctantly, publicly at the time.
Not surprisingly, the women whose public letter in October, demanding an end to harassment, were not satisfied, nor should they be.
Their group, We Said Enough, said the records release “falls dramatically short of a comprehensive or transparent release of information.”