Press Releases

April 14, 2021

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), along with Senate Budget Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Senate Budget Subcommittee Chairs Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas), María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), and Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), announced today the Senate’s budget proposal to build a post-pandemic economy that extends prosperity for Californians and invests resources to address the state’s most pressing needs in innovative and equitable ways.

March 25, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta issued the following statements today, celebrating the California Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s money bail system is unconstitutional:

March 24, 2021

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, applauded Gov. Newsom’s nomination of Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, to be California Attorney General:

March 15, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced today her 2021 Woman of the Year for Senate District 9: Dr. Margot Kushel, a Berkeley resident and professor of medicine at UC San Francisco whose work on homelessness in Oakland and the Bay Area have garnered national acclaim.

March 12, 2021

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

March 11, 2021

To improve perinatal outcomes and address racial pregnancy and birthing mortality disparities for parents and infants, state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced today the introduction of Senate Bill 65, also known as the California “Momnibus” Act. 

March 2, 2021

“We have two competing truths: Learning with teachers and friends in a classroom is better for most kids, yet in the midst of a pandemic, reopening schools increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19. So, details matter. It was important to do our best to land on a school reopening plan that truly prioritizes the safety of families, teachers, staff, and the community. Thankfully, AB 86 strikes that balance.”

February 23, 2021

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, applauded today Gov. Newsom and the Legislature’s approval of the following Golden State stimulus actions:

February 12, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced the introduction of new legislation today designed to expand California’s legal cannabis market.

February 10, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced legislation today to make free meals available to every public school student without any burdensome application process or eligibility determination. With provisions that emphasize meals that are freshly prepared with locally grown food, SB 364, School Meals for All, will reduce hunger, improve learning, help families, and support California farmers and food producers.