NJ state lawmaker sex misconduct: no public records available

TRENTON – A backlash across the country against sexual misconduct by those in positions of power has resulted in dozens of state lawmakers being reprimanded or forced out of office.

But in New Jersey, lawmakers said they had no publicly available records of any such claims or punishment over the past decade.

The Associated Press filed records requests with the legislative chambers in every state — including New Jersey — seeking information on the number of sexual misconduct or harassment complaints.

But New Jersey was among a majority with no publicly available records. Read more…