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Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about implicit bias against women

March 8, 2017

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

March 8, 2017: Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about implicit bias against women

March 8, 2017

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

March 8, 2017: Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about implicit bias against women

March 8, 2017

To listen to the hearing, click on the link below. To watch the hearing on video, click on the attachment below.

 

Senator Scott Wiener

Senate Committee Approves Senator Wiener’s Housing Accountability and Affordability Bill

March 8, 2017

Today the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 35 – which will create a streamlined approval process for housing when cities are not meeting the housing creation goals required by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). This will expedite the construction of affordable housing. At the hearing, representatives from affordable housing, renters, and business groups testified in support.

Senator Bill Dodd

Senators Wiener and Dodd Introduce Resolution Calling For Independent Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties

March 7, 2017

 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

March 7, 2017: ‘Inequality’ to be reviewed as Sen. Holly J. Mitchell heads examination of implicit bias and its impact on women

March 7, 2017

 

Capitol convening Wednesday at Secretary of State’s auditorium

SACRAMENTO – Implicit bias and its impact on women and the work place and in life will be highlighted Wednesday when Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to work on gender inequality.

The convening is jointly hosted by the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Housing Accountability and Affordability Act Set for Committee Vote Today

March 7, 2017

Sacramento –  Today the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee will vote on Senator Scott Wiener’s Senate Bill 35 – which will create a streamlined approval process for housing when cities are not meeting the housing creation goals required by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), which will expedite the construction of affordable housing. At the hearing, representatives from affordable housing developers, renter advocates, and business groups will testify in support.
WHEN:           Tuesday, March 6 at 1:30pm

Senator Scott Wiener

Senators Wiener and Dodd Introduce Resolution Calling For Congress to Conduct Independent Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties

March 7, 2017

Sacramento  Yesterday Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a resolution in the State Senate calling for Congress to form a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate any connections between President Donald Trump and Russia. This includes appointing a special prosecutor to investigate any connection between President Trump’s administration, presidential campaign, or his business empire, and the Russian government or related business interests.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Statement: Senate Health Leader Issues a Statement on Proposed ACA Replacement

March 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) issued the following statement on the House Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act:

“I will have more to say about the Republican proposals to repeal the ACA after I have had time to give them a careful read. However, based on what I’ve seen and heard so far, these proposals will still result in the exact opposite of what they have promised during all their years of bashing the ACA. 

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener Announces Bill to Ensure Jury Pools Reflect Diversity of Community

March 5, 2017

Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced the introduction of a bill that will reform the jury selection process to create a more equitable justice system. Senate Bill 576 will require that demographic data be gathered from all who report for jury duty to ensure that California’s juries are being selected from a representative cross-section of the community. Without this data, there is no way to evaluate the racial and ethnic diversity of jury selection pools.