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February 4, 2022

A new law seeks to change that. Senate Bill (SB) 65 requires counties to thoroughly report the effects and causes of infant and maternal mortality in California. It will provide midwives with the proper resources to train a diverse range of new hires and expand Medi-Cal coverage for doula services. 

State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) authored the bill. She said that although California faces lower maternal and infant mortality rates compared to other states, there is an urgency to combatting the increasing rates of pregnancy-related deaths.

January 26, 2022

A California lawmaker wants every student to be able to get to school on a bus for free. On Tuesday, state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced SB 878, otherwise called the "Road to Success."

The bill would establish a state-funded program to ensure that every TK-12 public school student in California gets transportation to and from school each day. Many school districts may launch or expand their own public school transportation systems funded by the state or they will be able to partner with public transit agencies to get students to and from school.

January 26, 2022

California could soon pay the fare for students to ride buses to and from K-12 schools, bringing relief to potentially millions of kids who since last fall are back to attending their neighborhood schools in-person but don’t have a reliable way to get there.

SB 878 would ensure nearly all public school children in grades TK-12 — including students who are homeless or have special needs — have access to free transportation to and from their neighborhood school each day.

January 26, 2022

One of the first legislative efforts to crack down on retail theft rings, SB 301 authored by Senator Nancy Skinner, passed in the Senate by a 34-0 vote.  The bill would help fight organized retail theft by limiting the sale of stolen goods on online.

January 26, 2022

Today we welcome California State Senator Nancy Skinner of the 9th California Senate District, which covers the eastern San Francisco Bay.

December 31, 2021

California children who have lost a parent to COVID-19 could receive up to $5,000 in state-issued trust funds under a bill to be introduced in the Legislature next week, a proposal that suggests the state subsidy might later be expanded to a “baby bonds” program for children living in poverty.

The legislation authored by state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) would give up to $3,000 to designated low-income children under 9 years old and up to $5,000 for children between the ages of 10 and 17 if a parent or guardian has died from COVID-19.