Press Releases

May 31, 2017

Reform bills by Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell now in Assembly 
SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved the last in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

May 18, 2017

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about guns and sentence enhancements shortly before Senate approves SB 620.

May 16, 2017

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explain to fellow senators why children under 12 should be helped not prosecuted under Senate Bill 439. After her remarks, fellow senators approved her reform measure, along with a companion measure, SB 180. Both are part of the #EquityAndJustice package she's jointly authoring with Sen. Ricardo Lara.  Read press release HERE:

May 16, 2017

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explain to fellow senators why more reasonable prison sentences are necessary for safety and to save money under Senate Bill 180. Immediately afterward, the Senate approved her reform measure, along with a companion measure, SB 439, both part of the #EquityAndJustice package she's jointly authoring with Sen. Ricardo Lara.  Read press release HERE:

May 15, 2017

Reform measures part of Equity and Justice package

SACRAMENTO – State senators today approved setting age 12 as the minimum age for prosecution, part of a package of sweeping reforms of how California’s criminal justice system treats youths and young adults.

In addition, senators approved a companion measure that seeks a modest step toward enacting the bipartisan movement to end wasteful incarceration spending in favor of community reinvestments.

May 12, 2017

This morning, Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision to his January budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Total budget spending amounts to $183.4 billion.

May 11, 2017

We have also put together a webpage specific to Senate District 30 that shows how much our cities, county and region would be receiving under the Road & Repair Accountability Act of 2017.

More than half of California's state and local roads are rated in poor condition, require safety improvements, and fail to meet earthquake safety standards. The Road Repair and Accountability Act makes sure that both state and local agencies have the resources they need to ensure California roads and bridges are up to safety standards.

May 11, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell is posting the following as a guest press release because she likes how it sumarizes the governor's revised budget proposal.

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal for 2017-18:

May 09, 2017

Watch Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s budget comments on KQED-TV

SACRAMENTO – Sen.  Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following information about this week’s expected developments on California’s state budget:

 

  • On Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown releases revised budget revenue estimates and additional changes to his budget plan for fiscal year 2017-2018.

 

May 09, 2017

SACRAMENTO - A statewide Jewish-advocacy group late Monday presented Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its annual leadership honor, known as the Jerry Sampson Memorial Award.

"Holly Mitchell exemplifies the values that the Jewish community holds dear: helping those who are in need, looking out for society's most vulnerable, and working hard to ensure equality for all," Julie Zeisler, executive director of the group said.