House Democrats recently completed an investigation of harassment allegations from a male representative, finding no evidence to take any disciplinary action. Rep. Alma Hernandez, D-Tucson, filed a complaint in September alleging that Rep. Brian Fernandez, D-Yuma, had made disparaging comments about her to fellow lawmakers and lobbyists multiple times.
Top House Democrats want an investigation into allegations that a male lawmaker made disparaging comments about a female colleague.
The House will start 2022 with nine new members who were appointed to fill spots that opened due to a slew of resignations after the 2021 session. And that means new faces will be heading a couple of powerful committees.
Since the Legislature adjourned sine die on June 30, six new House members have been appointed to fill the seats of members who resigned or, in one case, died. And three seats are still vacant.