Press Releases

November 04, 2011

SACRAMENTO – CalWORKs recipients, program staff and policy experts painted a complex picture of child poverty and how CalWORKs functions to deter and relieve it at a legislative hearing. Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell presided at the hearing, being joined by Assemblymen Wesley Chesbro, Felipe Fuentes and Richard Pan.

September 26, 2011

WHAT: Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health & Human Services Hearing on Potential Budget Impacts of Congressional Super Committee Deficit Reduction Program Cuts

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 4202

WHY: State programs receive substantial federal funding and are at risk for cuts

HOW: Super Committee mandated to recommend cuts to reduce deficit or massive cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Military spending are triggered by Thanksgiving

July 22, 2011

(Sacramento) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 41, which would designate a portion of State Highway Route 405 in Los Angeles County as the CHP Officer Philip Dennis Ortiz Memorial Highway, passed the Assembly on June 7th with bipartisan support.

July 22, 2011

(Sacramento) AB 727, which would require that at least 50% of the foods sold in vending machines in state buildings meet minimum nutritional and sustainability standards, passed out of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee with a 7-5 vote and the Senate Health Committee with a 6-3 vote.  The bill, authored by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) declares a preference for the availability of at least one California grown food in each concession and cafeteria in state buildings.

July 18, 2011

Assemblymember Mitchell Introduces Caylee's Law

Under AB 1432 Failure to Promptly Report a Missing or Deceased Child will be a Felony

July 14, 2011

SACRAMENTO-On Wednesday, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) introduced AB 1432, dubbed Caylee's Law, which would make it a felony in California to fail to report the death or disappearance of a child, aged 14 or younger, to law authorities within 24 hours. Calls for such legislation have been inspired by the recent case of the death, ruled a homicide, of 2-year old Caylee Anthony, who was not reported missing for 31 days. Her mother, while having been acquitted of the charge of murder, has evoked outrage nationwide for failing to report her child's disappearance.

July 08, 2011

The first annual Christmas-in-July will bring children from under-served communities who have demonstrated scholastic improvement during the school year to Kenneth Hahn State Park from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 9th in the 47th District, for a day of fun, healthy activity, education – and gifts. Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest has volunteered to be the event's  Summer Santa.

June 28, 2011

We had to pass this budget.  All of us must take action together in order to get our state back on a stable course.

I voted yes because this budget is a forward step towards the future, it:

June 17, 2011

As the constitutional deadline rapidly approached for adoption of California's annual state budget, I remained aware that voters have clearly indicated they regard this as a fundamental responsibility of their Governor and Legislature. Nonetheless efforts to do this on a bipartisan basis, utilizing ‘bridge funding' to allow additional revenue to be applied to offset the $9.6 billion deficit that remains, weren't yielding a budget compromise, despite the $14 billion in cuts to state programs already approved this year.