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July 27, 2021

“We know that many California children are food insecure, and if you’re hungry you cannot learn well,” Skinner said. “The whole point of school is learning, and everything we can do to create an environment that allows children to thrive and learn is what we need to do.”

July 27, 2021

SB1437 by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, which took effect in 2019, narrowed California’s “felony murder” law, which allowed anyone taking part in a potentially dangerous felony, such as robbery or burglary, to be convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, or death in some cases, if someone was killed.

July 24, 2021

The pandemic caused a “she-cession,” rather than a recession, by disproportionately pulling women out of the workforce — often for lack of child care, said state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who heads the Senate Budget Committee. With the new law, “women and parents can get back to work in California,” she said.

July 23, 2021

“The irony is that you had this stock market that went out the roof and you had lots of people making a lot more money,” Skinner said. “However, you had the majority of Californians who were really hurt economically from the pandemic.”

July 20, 2021

“I thought it was a pipe dream for a long time,” said Sen. Nancy Skinner, a longtime advocate for universal free meals.

July 15, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Berkeley and chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said she sees guaranteed income programs as supplementing traditional safety net programs — especially for pregnant people.

“We want life in California to start out with success,” Skinner said.

 

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