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California State Senator Nancy Skinner, who represents Berkeley and Oakland, called the destruction of the menorah an act of cowardice and applauded Thao’s call for the Oakland Police to investigate the incident as a hate crime.




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, the head of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and a driving force behind many of California’s abortion rights protections, said legislators have passed more than two dozen laws attempting to clear up those abortion gray areas over the past two years.




"It seems to me that we are trying to dog paddle here, rather than trying to truly envision a transit system that would help us meet our climate and equity goals," said Senator Nancy Skinner at a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Bay Area Transit yesterday. "If I am going to ask my constituents to vote on a measure to raise money for transit, then I'm going to be looking for something more inspiring. Only Seamless Bay Area had a vision for that," she added.




State Sen. Nancy Skinner raised the question of how money from a voter-approved bridge toll increase approved in 2018 could be reallocated from its initial purpose of expanding capacity in the transit network. 




“Suspending students, no matter the age, doesn’t improve student behavior, and it greatly increases the likelihood that the student will fail or drop out,” said Sen. Skinner. “With Governor Newsom’s signing of SB 274, California is putting the needs of students first. No more kicking kids out of school for minor disruptions. Students belong in school where they can succeed.”




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat representing the East Bay who introduced the bill, said the measure will help “more women- and minority-owned startups access the venture-capital lifeline upon which entrepreneurs depend.”




California State Sen. Nancy Skinner, who leads the Legislative Women’s Caucus, said the state had to step up its investments because many daycares permanently closed. 




“Suspending students, no matter the age, doesn’t improve student behavior, and it greatly increases the likelihood that the student will fail or drop out,” Skinner said in a statement after the legislation was signed.