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California Senate will revise how they deal with sexual misconduct allegations




File: The California State Assembly met for an organizational session where lawmakers took the oath of office at the Capitol in Sacramento on Dec. 1, 2014.
File: The California State Assembly met for an organizational session where lawmakers took the oath of office at the Capitol in Sacramento on Dec. 1, 2014.
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The California State Legislature on Sunday announced it will use outside investigators from now on to examine internal complaints about sexual misconduct.

It stems from harassment allegations leveled against State Senator Tony Mendoza; Two women have now come forward to say Mendoza behaved inappropriately. 

The Senate Rules Committee agreed to these changes, and who will handle issues in the future.

Take Two talked with Katie Orr, KQED's politics and govenment reporter, for more.

Listen to the full interview. Click the audio player above.