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Capitol Chat: Governor Brown and #MeToo Laws

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

The California State Capitol on September 12, 2017.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

As the nation waits to see if Senate Republicans will confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States, some tangible changes are being made to California laws in the wake of the #MeToo movement. In California, lawmakers introduced more than two dozen bills to combat workplace misconduct and hold offenders accountable, with Gov. Jerry Brown siding with victims’ advocates in some cases and vetoing other bills employers said were too onerous.

CALmatters politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall examined how Gov. Brown approached the #MeToo-inspired bills in front of him and what it reveals about him as he nears the end of his historic four terms as California’s governor.

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