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February 25, 2021

"We’ve got direct financial relief to Californians and families who were most impacted economically," said State Senator Nancy Skinner, who represents California's 9th District in the East Bay. Skinner chairs the Senate Budget Committee and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and played a leading role in drafting the relief legislation.

February 24, 2021

"Relief is on the way to California families and businesses hit hardest economically by the pandemic," Sen. Skinner, D-Berkeley, said in a statement. "The actions we took will be especially helpful to families and small businesses that were excluded from federal stimulus payments."

February 23, 2021

Lawmakers expect a significant tax windfall this year and are not ruling out passing another stimulus package in the future. Sen. Nancy Skinner (D–Berkeley) said the relief package approved Monday was tailored to help individuals and businesses that were left out of federal aid.

February 23, 2021

“Even with the support that the federal government has provided, our lowest-income Californians have really faced hardships,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. “It has been much harder on those Californians that are constantly struggling to make ends meet.”

February 23, 2021

Some 5.7 million payments totaling $2.3 billion will go to low-income Californians under the Golden State Stimulus program, which is aimed at helping those in the most dire financial straits, state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) said.

February 23, 2021

Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat who chairs the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, said she’s optimistic lawmakers will be able to act soon.

February 19, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, is carrying a bill that aims to jump-start the movement to green hydrogen by requiring state agencies to factor the fuel into their climate plans.

February 17, 2021

State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced Senate Bill (SB) 398 at the State Capitol, intended to expand California’s legal cannabis market for cities and counties that have not allowed legal cannabis businesses.

February 17, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner introduced legislation Feb. 11 to loosen some of those constraints by expanding resources to help city and county governments that don’t have the wherewithal to oversee legal cannabis operations, she said in a release about her bill. S.B. 398 would allow local jurisdictions access to a state program that would manage certain bureaucratic functions for them, like enabling businesses to obtain licenses through the state.

February 13, 2021

In California, State Senator Nancy Skinner introduced a bill this week that would make school meals free for all public school students and shift schools’ considerable buying power to purchase more fresh food and better support local farmers.