It’s expected the Minnesota Senate will wrap up its anti-sex-harassment training for lawmakers this afternoon, after the House had a mandatory session for all legislators Wednesday. Roseau Republican Dan Fabian called it a good way to “look at things through a different lens maybe and make some adjustments.” He says, “I look at it as a growth experience. When I was teaching school, I never looked at teacher evaluations as being some sort of a combative thing. I looked at it as a personal growth time, and I hope that people [are] doing the same thing here.”
Saint Louis Park Democrat Peggy Flanagan says the training “gives us all a foundation and a place to start from, and ways to refer back, and hopefully tools to make some changes going forward.”
House Speaker Kurt Daudt said there’s been perfect attendance. He said earlier that any House member who didn’t participate would lose their committee assignments and could then explain to their constituents why that happened.