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Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 31, 2018: VIDEO - Watch, listen to Sen. Mitchell’s excerpted remarks from SB 951 press conference

August 1, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell during a press conference in support of greater diversity in films and how her new film-tax credit measure, Senate Bill 871, will advance that effort praised bipartisan support for a measure. The event was sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, William Morris Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

To watch the entire, 40-minute press conference, click HERE:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 31, 2018: VIDEO - Watch, listen to Sen. Mitchell’s excerpted remarks from film-tax credit press conference

August 1, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, during a press conference in support of greater diversity in films, talked about how California's extended film-tax credit used language from her Senate Bill 951 to advance that effort. “I share the concern about the importance of diversity in front of the camera because we know those images represent how the world meets us, greets us and perceives us and how our children, in many instances, view themselves,” she told about 100 artists, media executives, fellow lawmakers and reporters.

Senator Toni Atkins

Legislative Democratic Leaders call on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Stop Title X Proposed Rule

July 31, 2018

 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 31, 2018: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s statement on ‘education equity’ lawsuit

July 31, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell issued the following statement Monday in response to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruling that the court will hear evidence that the state of California is failing hundreds of thousands of public school students — most of them low-income students and students of color — by allowing a system that requires children to attend school yet deprives them of access to basic literacy instruction:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 31, 2018: Protecting youth, reducing childhood poverty and expanding sexual-harassment training top Sen. Holly Mitchell’s end-of-session agenda

July 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Proposed laws for 2018 by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell include continuing to reform the juvenile justice system and reducing childhood poverty to help families and communities.

Her other efforts focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment and providing women key health information. 

Here, in bill-number order, are the top pending measures Mitchell hopes receive final passage prior to the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment Aug. 31:

Senator Ed Hernandez

SB 17 Sponsors Admonish Motivations Behind Eli Lilly’s Diabetes Helpline

July 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The author and co-sponsors of California’s landmark law, Senate Bill 17, sent a letter today to pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in regards to its newly created “Diabetes Solution Center.” This drug corporation, one of the makers of insulin, is opening a helpline claiming to assist people who can’t afford their needed insulin.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 30, 2018: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s statement on ‘education equity’ lawsuit

July 30, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell issued the following statement Monday in response to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruling that the court will hear evidence that the state of California is failing hundreds of thousands of public school students — most of them low-income students and students of color — by allowing a system that requires children to attend school yet deprives them of access to basic literacy instruction:

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso Issues Statement on State Audit of San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency

July 26, 2018

San Diego, CA – July 26, 2018 – In response to the California State Auditor’s audit report finding that the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) cannot demonstrate that it employs the appropriate number of public health nurses to efficiently serve its residents, State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement:
 

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire & Assemblymember Wood’s Statement on Proposed Closure of Eureka DMV

July 26, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood and elected officials in Humboldt County were notified the Eureka DMV office would be closing for nearly four months for renovations starting in mid-August. Bottom line: This was not acceptable.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Responds to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of Emergency Declaration

July 26, 2018

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of Emergency Declaration for Riverside County:

“This fast-moving wildfire, the Cranston Fire, has already scorched thousands of acres, forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes and has burned several homes. Its devastation is immense. Governor Brown’s declaration not only recognizes the horrific impact of this wildfire, but also calls necessary attention to evacuation orders.