N.J.'s top woman lawmaker calls for hearings after ex-Murphy staffer accused of rape
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State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg is calling for the hearings.

New Jersey's highest-ranking woman state lawmaker is seeking a special joint legislative committee to hold hearings into how the state deals with sexual misconduct in the wake of allegations that a senior staffer in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration raped a woman while he worked for the governor's campaign last year.

State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, said in a statement...


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