Press Releases

June 28, 2017

Recognition came during California Nonprofits Day at the Capitol

SACRAMENTO — New Earth, Culver City-based group selected by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell that helps youths, today was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol. 

June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO (June 27, 2017) -- Watch, listen to testimony and votes on #EquityAnd Justice package of criminal justice reform bills by Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ricardo Lara. Having already cleared the Senate, the bills passed their initial policy test in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Click on individual bills below to watch. To read Mitchell's Press Release explaining the bills, click HERE:

June 27, 2017

The 2017-18 budget first with L.A. Democrat as new head of panel

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown signing the 2017-18 budget today:

June 27, 2017

Measures comprise package by Sens. Lara and Mitchell

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Public Safety Committee today approved five criminal and juvenile justice reform bills to improve public safety, keep young people out of the juvenile justice system and end longstanding inequities in California’s juvenile and criminal justice systems.

June 22, 2017

Senate Bill 355 by Sens. Mitchell and Lara now goes to Gov. Brown                                                                                                                          
SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature sent Gov. Brown the first 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.

June 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO (June 19, 2017) -- State policymakers today hailed the inclusion of $20 million in emergency grants for financially strapped community clinics and the role Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, played in providing vital health services to California's most vulnerable residents. For more, click on arrow above.

June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO (June 15, 2017) -- Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talk about the 2017-18 budget approved by lawmakers today.


June 16, 2017

Press conference to take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Capitol

SACRAMENTO – With support from Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, California Treasurer John Chiang will join state lawmakers and health care advocates to announce the establishment of a $20 million one-time emergency grants program to support community clinics that provide vital health services to California’s most vulnerable residents.

June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statements regarding the Senate’s passage of the 2017-18 state budget.

Learn more about key components of the budget agreement at

Watch entire Floor session HERE:

Senate Leader de León:

June 15, 2017

Watch the votes live HERE:

SACRAMENTO (June 15, 2017) -- To hear the opening remarks by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, prior to today's vote on the 2017-18 budget, click on the link above. Her prepared remarks are below.

Assembly Bill 97

Budget Bill

Conference Report

Floor Statement