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September 17, 2022

As talk of Social Security reform heats up heading into the November election, one congressional proposal to expand the federal program has received a new endorsement from California lawmakers.

In August, a joint resolution passed both the state’s senate and its assembly.

Now, it goes to Capitol Hill with a specific purpose: to request California representatives in Congress support expanding Social Security by voting in favor of the bill, formally known as Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust.

September 6, 2022

This week we welcome Senator Nancy Skinner. Skinner represents Senate District 9. We discuss budget goals, healthcare needs, clean energy, reproductive rights, and more.

August 12, 2022

NBC Bay Area’s Raj Mathai spoke to State Senator Nancy Skinner, who represents parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including Oakland and Richmond, and was one of the lawmakers who met Vice President Kamala Harris Thursday.


For the full report, click here.

July 22, 2022

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Berkeley and chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said lawmakers will closely watch the COVID survivor bond program to see how it works.

“The great irony of California especially, but the nation as a whole, is we have such wealth but it’s so concentrated,” Skinner said. “Whatever we can do that can address that income inequality is essential to do.”

July 22, 2022

California’s trust funds began as a bill introduced by Democratic Sen. Nancy Skinner of Berkeley that was sailing through the Legislature. In May, Skinner pulled the bill because the funds for COVID orphans were going to be included in the budget proposal. 

“At a time when California has immense wealth, we can afford to ensure that children who have suffered an inconceivable loss will be comforted knowing they’ll have a little help at a time when they no longer have parents to rely on,” Skinner has said.


July 3, 2022

California State Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, joined Inside California Politics co-host Frank Buckley to discuss the finalized California budget. Sen. Skinner talks about the importance of the gas rebate agreement, as well as defends the budget process.

Sen. Skinner also discusses abortion rights, the funds allocated in the budget to strengthen abortion rights and the effort to codify abortion rights in California.