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June 13, 2019

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By John Myers

Democrats in the California Legislature sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation Thursday that lays out the blueprint of a $214.8-billion state budget, a plan that assumes significant new spending on K-12 schools and healthcare while setting aside an unprecedented amount of tax revenue for future economic slowdowns.

June 13, 2019

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By Chet Hewitt and Shane Goldsmith

Special to The Sacramento Bee

VIDEO: Sen. Holly Mitchell talks about the ‘cradle to prison pipeline’

California’s young people need care, not cages.

June 13, 2019

By Adam Beam

California lawmakers were poised Thursday to approve a framework for a $214.8 billion operating budget, the first step in a spending package that seeks to address the teacher shortage, expand health care to some adults living in the country illegally and bolster the state's top firefighting agency following the most devastating wildfire season in state history.

June 13, 2019

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Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, give opening and closing statements as the California Senate approves on a 29-11 vote the 2019-20 state budget.

 

 

June 12, 2019

Listen here to the ASK AVANI SHOW by the Soul Queen Diva and her nearly hour-long interview with California State Senator Holly J Mitchel, the sponsor of 'The CROWN Act' SB 188.

June 12, 2019

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The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, is proud to announce the bill they are sponsoring, Senate Bill 188 (The C.R.O.W.N. Act), passed the California Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

June 10, 2019

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California lawmakers are poised to offer low-income young adults living in the country illegally access to full health benefits, putting the state on track to become the first in the country to expand its insurance program to all working poor under the age of 26 regardless of immigration status.

June 10, 2019

By Sophia Bollag and Adam Ashton

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget won’t look exactly like he wanted, but a deal lawmakers released late Sunday largely fulfills the objectives he set six months ago when he first outlined his spending plan.

Lawmakers want to use an “extraordinary” state budget surplus to expand health care options for undocumented people while stockpiling billions of dollars in reserves in anticipation of an economic downturn, according to documents the Legislature’s Budget Conference Committee released.

June 09, 2019

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By Adam Beam

Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers.

June 05, 2019

BY S.F. Williams

Black women in California are dying during childbirth at a rate that outpaces women of other racial and ethnic groups.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell has made it her mission to change this by working to reduce pregnancy-related preventable deaths and associated health disparities by addressing implicit bias among perinatal health providers.

Last week, she successfully stewarded the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act, Senate Bill 464,  from the Senate to the Assembly by a unanimous, 37-0 vote.