Albany’s Reckoning With Sexual Harassment Is Long Overdue

Originally published in The Nation

“I hope it’s the start of a reckoning,” Skoufis told me an hour before the hearing began. “We made some reforms last year. The governor has proposed some more reforms in his budget. Ironically, some of the same reforms we tried to pass last year, and that he objected to…. Any objective person who looks at Albany knows that [sexual harassment] is a scourge.”

Twenty-seven years after Albany’s last sexual-harassment hearing, it’s time for Skoufis and his colleagues to finish reckoning.