Press Releases

December 03, 2018

Task Force report released by Department of Social Services

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, today released the following statement in response to the state Department of Social Services Task Force Report on Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty:

December 03, 2018

Swearing in follows new pledge

SACRAMENTO – Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles took her oath of office as a representative of the diverse 30th Senate District as part of today’s stately convening of the 2019-20 legislative session.

Mitchell promised to continue fighting for working families. She is the first African American to chair the powerful Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and ran unopposed last month to win reelection to a second four-year term. She is termed out in 2022.

October 17, 2018

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Guest Press Release

NOTE: A measure by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, led to the extension of the film-tax credit.

October 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, today unveiled a newly modernized and streamlined state website to improve navigation and access to information for constituents, media and staff.

October 08, 2018

Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), led by Chairman, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), celebrated their successes in priority and endorsed legislation over the 2017-18 legislative session. 

October 01, 2018

Gov. Brown endorses bills before deadline

SACRAMENTO – Continuing to reform criminal justice and protecting youth to help families and communities are among the proposals by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell that Gov. Brown signed into law.  

Mitchell’s other efforts endorsed by the governor focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment and providing women potentially life-saving information about their health. 

October 01, 2018

Gov. Brown endorses #EquityAndJustice movement

SACRAMENTO – In the winter of 2016, Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ricardo Lara introduced bills to bring common sense back into the criminal justice system after an era of mass incarceration.

Now, after the signing of their 10th bill, California has moved the needle on restoring the values of rehabilitation, equity and family cohesion through their #EquityAndJustice bill package.

Their achievement, quite simply, is unprecedented nationwide.

October 01, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 20, 2018) - Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell speak at the inaugural #SheTheSummit about the role women play in the California Legislature.

September 30, 2018

#EquityAndJustice bills promote rehabilitation and public safety

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending.

September 30, 2018

#EquityAndJustice goes into effect Jan. 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed another major reform rooted in evidence-based policy and sensible cost-effective approaches to criminal justice.