Phillips-Hill: Transparency Needed in Light of Sexual Harassment Claims in Governor’s Office

HARRISBURG – Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) released the following statement regarding sexual harassment allegations in Gov. Shapiro’s Administration:

“The lack of information or even acknowledgement by Gov. Shapiro regarding the alleged sexual harassment by one of his former top officials is humiliating to women in the workplace. It sends a message to working women that they are not truly valued.

“It also raises more questions than answers for Gov. Shapiro’s administration, such as how long did Gov. Shapiro know, and have taxpayers been affected? Secrecy continues to be a trend with this administration, which required staff to sign a lengthy, three-page nondisclosure agreement during the executive branch’s transition period earlier this year. This is why we need more transparency.

“If the governor can expedite the state’s permitting process and tout a major bridge repair in days, he needs to address why he allowed the alleged offender to remain in his taxpayer-funded role for several months while never addressing this serious matter.”

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