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July 17, 2018

NOTE: This story also ran in at least six Southern California News Group newspapers, including the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Legislation in California and Massachusetts says children under 12 shouldn’t be sent to delinquency court. But how should we respond to children who run afoul of the justice system?

July 09, 2018

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Photo caption: State Sen. Holly Mitchell engages with guests who participated in the healing circles

By Kathleen Sanchez | Cal State LA News Service

A stunning exhibit featuring photography, art and storytelling by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals is on display at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery during the month of June.

July 06, 2018

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Composers are applauding the move.

By Jon Burlingame

Los Angeles musicians are hoping that new California Film Commission regulations will keep more film- and TV-scoring jobs local, after years of productions heading to London or Eastern Europe as more financially attractive recording alternatives.

July 05, 2018

From homelessness and her successful #EquityAndJustice package reforming juvenile justice to the state budget -- and what made her lose her mind, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell speaks with host Dominique DiPrima of KLJH-FM 102-3 Radio of Los Angeles. Originally aired June 13, 2018, this podcast just became available recently.

July 01, 2018

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From the first time decades ago he was lampooned as a quirky upstart until now, the final stretch of his unprecedented fourth term as California’s governor, Jerry Brown has reveled in his reputation as a cheapskate.

“Nobody is tougher with a buck than I am,” he boasted during the 2010 campaign that sent him back to Sacramento.

June 29, 2018

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By Bob Strauss

When he signed the state’s $200 billion, 2018-19 budget Wednesday, lame duck Governor Jerry Brown ensured that California’s signature film production industry will remain viable through at least 2025.

June 29, 2018

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Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown signing the 2018-19 budget:

June 29, 2018

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed a a five-year extension of California’s film incentives program Wednesday, extending the state’s production tax credit system to 2025. The move will provide an additional $1.65 billion to qualified film and TV shows shot in the state.

The program was part of a $139 billion state budget that marks Brown’s last as governor.

June 28, 2018

By Priska Neely

Below is an excerpt on Sen. Holly J. Mitchell in this lengthy. Link to complete original story, including photos, HERE:

The Black Infant Health program got some good news in the latest California budget. Sen. Holly Mitchell, who chairs the budget committee, secured an additional $8 million for the program -- doubling the current funds available for the 15 counties that administer it.

June 28, 2018

This final budget before Brown term-limits out of the gubernatorial office has been praised by not only his Democratic allies, but has garnered a rare moment of bipartisan support. California legislators on both sides of the aisle are lauding the spending plan, as it is projected to lead the state into financial security without cutting funding to a number of statewide programs, such as the Television and Film Tax Credit program.