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December 27, 2021

Democrats acknowledge that more work needs to be done. “California’s progressive revenues are funding the state at record levels, but inequity remains,” said State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, who supports increased investment in affordable housing and infrastructure.


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December 22, 2021

"California is doing great," said state Sen. Nancy Skinner at the news conference. "We're doing great because we have great vaccination rates, but we want to top everybody and get it completely vaccinated. Everybody boosted."


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December 16, 2021

“Many of these people didn’t have a violent crime — maybe forging a check, or drug use years back,” Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, a member of the committee, said in an interview. Even if the public still supports severe penalties, she said, “it’s important to have this conversation so we can see, has our thinking changed? ... If we can see this didn’t work as intended, we have the right to change it.”


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December 13, 2021

In a statement, state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley and chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said the state’s surplus should be used to built a more equitable economy.

“Moving toward an equitable economy for all requires increased investments in affordable housing, our essential workforce, infrastructure at schools and colleges and protecting the climate,” Skinner said. “Fortunately, we have the opportunity to make such investments while we continue supporting small businesses and those Californians still struggling.”


December 11, 2021

A seldom-used housing model is gaining steam across the country, particularly in communities where tenants are facing higher rents and possible displacement.

Newshour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano speaks with housing advocates and residents in California, who are partnering with community land trusts to make their housing affordable in perpetuity. The story is part of our ongoing series, ‘Chasing the Dream: Poverty, Opportunity and Justice in America.’


October 22, 2021

“The more I thought about it, women are at the peak of their ability to generate revenue during their college years,” said Skinner, a Cal alum whose first congratulatory calls were from female athetes — Hayley Hodson, a former Stanford volleyball All-American; and Erin Cafaro, a Cal graduate and Olympic gold-medalist rower. “How many opportunities do you have to go pro (as a female athlete)? Not many. And when you do go pro, what you’re paid compared to a man is ridiculous.”