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June 29, 2018

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Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown signing the 2018-19 budget:

June 29, 2018

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed a a five-year extension of California’s film incentives program Wednesday, extending the state’s production tax credit system to 2025. The move will provide an additional $1.65 billion to qualified film and TV shows shot in the state.

The program was part of a $139 billion state budget that marks Brown’s last as governor.

June 28, 2018

By Priska Neely

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The Black Infant Health program got some good news in the latest California budget. Sen. Holly Mitchell, who chairs the budget committee, secured an additional $8 million for the program -- doubling the current funds available for the 15 counties that administer it.

June 28, 2018

This final budget before Brown term-limits out of the gubernatorial office has been praised by not only his Democratic allies, but has garnered a rare moment of bipartisan support. California legislators on both sides of the aisle are lauding the spending plan, as it is projected to lead the state into financial security without cutting funding to a number of statewide programs, such as the Television and Film Tax Credit program.

June 27, 2018

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By Jonathan Handle

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday extending California’s film and TV incentives to 2025. The tax credit program will continue to provide a total of $330 million in tax credits per year to eligible productions, with increased diversity efforts but little economic change from the existing scheme, which was set to expire in 2020.

June 26, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the California budget this week before the June 29 deadline. State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-30, Los Angeles) is the Chair of the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. She returns to Insight to discuss the state's latest spending priorities and how this year’s budget adds significant funding to address black infant health issues. Listen by clicking on the link below.

June 26, 2018

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By Melody Gutierrez

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers voted Monday to overhaul the way the state Legislature handles sexual harassment complaints, passing a policy crafted in response to widespread misconduct allegations in the Capitol.

The new policy, which was passed by a joint rules committee in a 25-0 vote, is expected to be in place by Feb. 1.

June 22, 2018

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California tripled its production tax credits in 2014 to $330 million per year in a bid to keep ever more film and television projects from decamping to New York, Atlanta, Canada and the U.K., that last a favorite for big budget films. But Georgia ($600 million in 2016) and New York ($420 million a year) still dole out more and offer more lucrative credits.

June 20, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell congratulates Lynne Davidson, owner of Tito’s Tacos, a Culver City landmark since 1959 where their Mexican cuisine has a become a longtime favorite for a south-of-the-border eating experience. Davidson and her husband, Wirt Morton, today accepted Mitchell’s award for Senate District 30’s Small Business of the Year. The award, presented in conjunction with the California Small Business Association, recognizes how Tito’s Tacos employs 90 workers, cooks fresh ingredients every day and offers homemade tortillas from scratch.

June 19, 2018

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By Alexei Koseff

Law enforcement organizations are unlikely to compromise with advocates of a proposal this session to restrict the circumstances under which police officers could use deadly force.