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May 11, 2018

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By Adam Ashton

Gov. Jerry Brown’s reward for guiding the state budget out of its recession abyss is a swelling surplus that lawmakers are prepping to fight to spend over the next month.

He’s scheduled to release his final 2018-19 budget proposal Friday morning. All indications are that it’s even sunnier than the draft he published in January when he projected a $6 billion surplus.

How good is it?

May 09, 2018

California’s breast density law is scheduled to expire in January 2019. Legislation has been introduced to remove the law’s sunset clause by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, but nothing has been finalized at this time.

May 09, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Dr. Nancy Cappello of Are You Dense, Inc., Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc. announce new survey results supporting life-saving law set to expire

May 07, 2018

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     As chair of the California Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review—which directs how California’s $190 billion budget will be spent, Senator Holly J. Mitchell sits at the height of power in Sacramento’s Capitol chambers, wielding the kind of clout that comes with the role in a state that is widely recognized as having the sixth-largest economy in the world.

May 03, 2018

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Project Angel Food will announce the launch of a new statewide pilot program to benefit Medi-Cal patients with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure on Friday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the nonprofit at 922 Vine St.

April 26, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about criminal justice, immigration, budget and related issues in this wide-ranging interview with Que Pasa Latino magazine by clicking on the link above.

April 25, 2018

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By Alex Ates

The California State Assembly’s bipartisan Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media unanimously approved an extension on the state’s film and TV tax credit. The extension, however, has yet to be debated and confirmed on the state’s legislative floors in order to pass into law. The next stop for the proposed extension is the Assembly’s Committee on Revenue and Taxation. 

April 25, 2018

NOTE: This editorial also ran in several other Southern California News Group newspapers, including The LA Daily News, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Pasadena Star-News, The Redlands Daily Facts, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The San Bernardino Sun and The Whittier Daily News.

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April 23, 2018

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A new bill would allow public access in cases involving use of force, sex assault or dishonesty

By Zusha Elinson

SAN FRANCISCO—Police officers’ disciplinary records are kept secret in California, but that could change under a bill that would release records concerning use of force, sexual assault and dishonesty.

April 20, 2018

By Matthew Blake

Los Angeles — A bill to extend California’s motion picture tax credit program sailed through Assembly and Senate committees last week.

“Clearly we have a lot of work to do – I think there is much more we should do,” said Kansen Chu, a San Jose-based Democrat and chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media committee.