Press Releases

June 15, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the new state budget during a meeting with reporters. 

June 14, 2018

Guest Press Release

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today passed a state budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2018.

“We have recovered from the dark days of the recession, and now the state’s fiscal outlook is the strongest it’s been in a generation,” said Senate Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).

June 12, 2018

Measure is part of #EquityAndJustice package

SACRAMENTO – A bill that’s part of a sweeping package of criminal-justice reforms on how California treats youths and young adults was approved today by a key Assembly policy committee.

June 12, 2018

Measure is part of #EquityAndJustice2018 package

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly Public Safety Committee today approved another common-sense, evidence-based policy approach to criminal justice reforms.

June 11, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explain why she believes Juneteenth is a 'rather peculiar' holiday, and a bittersweet opportunity to celebrate.

June 08, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talks about the career of Mark Ridley-Thomas, a member of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, recently named Elected Official of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation and what he has done on behalf of her constituents.

May 31, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: CalWORKS bill would help children thrive

SACRAMENTO – In a move that promises to help alleviate childhood deep poverty, the California Senate today approved on a bipartisan 39-0 vote a plan to modestly raising cash grants for eligible working-class families statewide.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today on a bipartisan, 37-0 vote approved extending a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries.

May 30, 2018

Latest step forward for #EquityAndJustice2018 package

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved Senate Bill 1391, which prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison.

SB 1391 is part of the #EquityAndJustice2018 package jointly authored by Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles).

May 30, 2018

Senate approves family-protection bill addressing delays, financial hardships   

SACRAMENTO – In a vote welcomed by families statewide, California Senators today approved a plan to fix unintended delays and financial hardships in a new statewide program for placing individuals with foster caregivers.