In the News

February 20, 2018

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By Renee Eng.

More from State Senator Holly Mitchell on criminal justice reform and attacking issues that affect the disproportionate number of African-American men in prison and jails.

February 20, 2018

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) announced in a press conference last week the introduction of Assembly Bill 2500, the Safe Consumer Lending Act, a bill to protect California families from abusive high-cost installment loans.

February 16, 2018

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SACRAMENTO – Last year, California launched a new statewide program for approving individuals to serve as foster caregivers, and the goal was to fix an inefficient, ineffective system. 

But since the program has been in place, families have seen huge delays and have not received needed support, causing financial hardship and deterring permanent placements of foster youth.

February 16, 2018

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By James Rufus Koren

California lawmakers are once again trying to cap the interest rate that lenders can charge on large personal loans, renewing an effort to eliminate the state's flourishing market for super-expensive debt.

February 15, 2018

By Angela Hart

Ann Ravel, an elections expert who resigned from the Federal Election Commission last year citing partisan gridlock and dysfunction in the agency, will testify today at the Legislature’s joint committee on sexual harassment prevention.

Ravel, a Democrat who also formerly served as chairwoman of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, was invited for her expertise on proper enforcement of government rules.

February 15, 2018

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By Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Executive Editor 

February 14, 2018

Last year, California launched a new statewide program for approving individuals to serve as foster caregivers, and the goal was to fix an inefficient, ineffective system.

But since the program has been in place, families have seen huge delays and have not received needed support, causing financial hardship and deterring permanent placements of foster youth.

February 14, 2018

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By Christopher Simmons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response will hold its second working hearing February 15, 2018. The Subcommittee is laying the groundwork for developing new, bicameral policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual harassment complaints.

February 12, 2018

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By Julie M. Waters, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly Mitchell talk about the upcoming debate addressing issues of interest to Black women HERE: