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3 lawmakers must attend make-up training

SANTA FE — All but three of New Mexico’s 112 legislators have attended mandatory anti-harassment training this week, according to legislative staff members.

Those who did go heard about the need to keep their hugs short (two-second rule!) and avoid off-color remarks.

The three who missed the Monday training — and haven’t yet watched a video of the training to make up for it — still must get it done.

They are Reps. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, and Sarah Maestas Barnes, R-Albuquerque, and Sen.  Benny Shendo Jr., D-Jemez Pueblo.

Three other members missed Monday’s training but have already watched a video of the presentation.

The training came as capitols across the country have been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment. In New Mexico, women who work at the Roundhouse have described it as a minefield of inappropriate comments and questionable behavior.

 

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