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June 18, 2019

'THE CROWN ACT' Passes with NY Senate Vote 46-16 Prohibiting Race Discrimination Based on Natural Hair and Hairstyles

Dove Continues Its Advocacy for a World Where All Women Can Celebrate Their Individual Beauty

#THECROWNACT #THECROWNCOALITION

June 18, 2019

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By Adam Beam

California lawmakers are negotiating a pair of proposed tax increases as the deadline approaches for Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a $214.8 billion operating budget.

Lawmakers approved the budget bill last week, but lawmakers still must pass more than a dozen “trailer bills” that detail how the money must be spent.

June 17, 2019

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By the Chronicle Editorial Board

June 17, 2019

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Fees are only supposed to recoup costs in the criminal justice system, but if you’re poor, they’re a punishment.

By Jacob Rosenberg

June 15, 2019

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By Bryan Anderson

June 14, 2019

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Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Budget Committee Chair Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the main budget bill yesterday:

“Today the Senate passed a strong budget that stands on its own and meets our constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget by June 15.

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.