California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact.
Holding meetings over drinks or winding down at a bar after a hectic day in the Legislature is a regular part of business in Sacramento, where policymaking and deal-cutting often depend on personal relationships. After-work campaign fundraisers and other evening events provide numerous opportunities for colleagues to do business and socialize.
Those days may not be gone, but there's unquestionably a changed sensitivity toward them.
Jodi Hicks, a lobbyist and partner at the women-led Sacramento firm DBHK, said after she gave a radio...