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Pa. legislature paid $280K to settle harassment, other claims while requiring secrecy in many cases

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office has come under fire for similarly agreeing to settle a claim of sexual harassment with a nondisclosure agreement.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office quietly settled sexual harassment allegation against top aide

The settlement included a confidentiality clause, Spotlight PA has learned, a practice that has garnered widespread scrutiny following the #MeToo movement.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Top Democrats knew about sexual harassment allegation against Pa. lawmaker in 2019

A former Democratic leader told Mike Zabel to receive treatment and attend harassment training, a caucus spokesperson said.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Updated: 2023-03-08 15:53:00

Pa. House lawmaker accused of sexual harassment says he will resign

Democrat Mike Zabel announced his decision in a letter to leadership hours after a fellow lawmaker publicly accused him of sexual harassment.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Pennsylvania House speaker Joanna McClinton responds to harassment allegations against fellow Democrat Mike Zabel

The allegations are roiling an already fragile House Democratic majority, and are the first major test of McClinton’s speakership
By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania House ready to take on business with new operating rules

The usually-arcane rules — approved along party lines — reduce the partisan divide
By Sam Dunklau

Updated: 2023-03-01 21:05:00

Lobbyist says she was sexually harassed by Pa. lawmaker Mike Zabel, calls on him to resign

Andi Perez, a lobbyist for Service Employees International Union 32BJ, said she shared her story to urge changes to state House ethics rules.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA