Press Releases

May 24, 2021

The California state Senate today approved Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 65, the California Momnibus Act, on a 31-7 vote. SB 65 is aimed at reducing California’s maternal death rates and infant mortality, which are disproportionately high for families of color. It will also improve research and data collection on racial and socio-economic factors that contribute to higher rates of maternal and infant mortality. 

May 20, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced on Thursday that due to the inclusion of federal and state funding that will help realize ‘Free School Meals for All” in both the Governor’s May Revise and the state Senate’s Build Back Boldly Budget plan, SB 364 will now be a two-year bill.

May 14, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, issued the following statement on Gov. Newsom’s May Revise Budget proposal, “California Roars Back”:

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: