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Legislative leaders to review sex harassment policy

Despite a lack of sexual harassment complaints filed against Connecticut lawmakers, the state's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders want to determine if any policy changes are needed and give any possible victims an opportunity to come forward.

The lawmakers will hold a public hearing next Monday at the Legislative Office Building, where invited guests and members of the public are expected to testify.

"We need to take a real hard look at what we do currently, the structure we have currently and is it enough," said House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, a Berlin Democrat.

Over the past 15 months, dozens of state lawmakers across the U.S. have been forced...