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March 17, 2021

Senator Nancy Skinner is the author of two criminal justice reform bills responding to a new report from the state’s Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code (CRPC): Annual Report and Recommendations, Committee on Revision of the Penal Code, 2020 (CRPC Report). The CRPC Report includes ten recommended areas for revising the Penal Code. SB 81 and SB 82 would implement two of them.

March 17, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, has announced two pieces of legislation designed to help California address its housing shortage and spur the creation of more housing units, particularly for low-income and unsheltered Californians.

March 6, 2021

“I feel very confident that the resources provided in this (legislation) in combination with those we anticipate from the federal government will provide us the sufficient funds for our classrooms to open safely,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.

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.