In the News

March 17, 2017

Kids and their families are drowning in debt

By Carimah Townes

When kids in California enter the juvenile justice system, their families can end up owing thousands of dollars for court and detention fees, even if they have no ability to pay. While several counties stopped collecting the fees in the past year, a state senate committee is convening next week to consider whether or not all expenses imposed on juveniles and their guardians should be cut statewide.

March 17, 2017

Episode airs March 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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March 16, 2017

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A harmful paradox existed in California law: Raping a child was sexual abuse, yet when someone paid to rape them, the child was arrested and detained.

March 13, 2017

By Brooke Pinnix

California State Senators Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) recently introduced a bill to eliminate administrative fees across the state for young people involved in the juvenile justice system.

“These fees run counter to the overall purpose of a fair juvenile justice system,” Mitchell said. “The primary goal should always be to help juvenile offenders reenter society so they can be productive and successful.”

March 10, 2017

In a state dominated by Democrats, Republicans focus on those missing out on the strong
economy

March 09, 2017

CAPITOL JOURNAL

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By George Skelton

Voters want politicians to be bold. They disrespect timidity. And trying to push every Californian into a government-run healthcare system is certifiably bold.The voters’ desire for boldness has a caveat, of course: They’ve got to like what the politician is being bold about.

March 09, 2017

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By Rina Nakano

SACRAMENTO -- From work conditions, wage gaps and voting rights, in the last century, women around the world have fought for equality.

"We've come a long way but we still have a lot of work to do," Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said. She is also the Chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus.

March 09, 2017

Read, listen to the segment by clicking here: https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/03/09/new-bill-aims-to-stop-charging-parents-of-incarcerated-kids/

The California Report

March 09, 2017

Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles talk to KNX NewsRadio about implicit bias against women during a special convening of policymakers at her Select Committee on Women and Inequality. Then watch a video of a Women's rally as Mitchell narates at the link below.