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May 22, 2017

 

Dear Neighbors,

Do you know of a deserving local school or non-profit that is in need of a makeover? If so, you have until July 1, 2017 to nominate beneficiaries for a Day of Volunteerism where civic-minded residents spend a day cleaning, painting, repairing old electrical wires and general freshening.

May 11, 2017

Dear Neighbors,

One of the most important roles your elected public servants do in Sacramento each year is adopt California's multi-billion dollar budget. As the new chair of the Senate Budget Committee, I will be overseeing this process over the next few critical weeks.

Beginning today, May 11th, the governor releases his revised budget revenue estimates and additional changes to his budget plan for fiscal year 2017-2018; to view the May Revision, visit the Department of Finance at http://www.dof.ca.gov/. I am also chairing this year's Budget Conference Committee, which consists of representatives from both houses and both parties. It is here where we work out our differences in budget actions taken by our respective budget committees to adopt one budget proposal for the Legislature to pass by June 15th. Agendas for the hearings can be found at http://sbud.senate.ca.gov/agenda.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Below is a sampling of news and information I and my staff have been doing on your behalf.

April 11, 2017

Senator Mitchell introduces bills seeking equity and justice for juveniles

On March 20, Sen. Ricardo Lara and I introduced a package of bills to keep young children out of the juvenile justice system and fix longstanding inequity for youth and adults.

March 10, 2017

 

Chairing the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

As chair of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, I convened four hearings over the past month. During these hearings, my colleagues and I considered important issues ranging from potential revenues and regulations for California's marijuana industry, to cost-saving innovations at the State Department of Corrections. These hearings shed light on the work ahead of us this year.

February 10, 2017

 

Protecting Women's Rights

On January 17, I joined the #IStandWithPP rally and a crowd of hundreds of demonstrators to promote access to affordable healthcare for Californians.

December 09, 2016


WELCOME:

Read the latest news about #SD30, legislation, district opportunities, special events, and more. Stay connected.

June 12, 2015

In this edition of my E-Newsletter, I am sharing updates about the State budget and legislation that I am championing, photos from the Capitol and the District, providing information about some upcoming events in the district, and introducing you to new interns and fellows in my office. Constituents will also find details about EDD's new UI OnlineSM system which will make managing unemployment benefit claims easier. I hope you find the information useful and I hope you will continue to share with me your concerns, ideas and enthusiasm for the 30th Senate District.

February 27, 2015

I want to welcome you to my first newsletter as Senator of the 30th Senate District. This is one way in which I can stay connected with you and update you on the issues that I am working on, events that I am hosting and legislation I plan to champion. I hope you find the information useful and I hope you will continue to share with me your concerns, ideas and enthusiasm for the 30th Senate District.

December 11, 2013

I want to welcome you to my first Senate newsletter. This is one way in which I can stay connected with you and update you on the issues that I am working on, events that I am hosting and legislation I plan to champion. I hope you find the information useful and I hope you will continue to share with me your concerns, ideas and enthusiasm for the 26th Senate District.