Press Releases

September 27, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom today ensured that California is the national leader for abortion and reproductive rights by signing the Legislative Women’s Caucus’ Reproductive Justice bill package. The Reproductive Justice package includes legislation that legally protects patients and providers, expands the reproductive health care workforce, and ensures access to affordable care for low-income residents and communities of color.

September 27, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom today joined the California Legislative Women’s Caucus to sign legislation aimed at further protecting and advancing the rights and opportunities for women and working families in California, leading with an equity lens. The bills signed today included six of the eight bills sent to the Governor for his signature. 

September 14, 2022

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today issued the following statement about Covered California’s upcoming decision that could significantly expand access to affordable health care by reducing the copay costs for office visits, lab tests and prescriptions for Covered California enrollees:

June 29, 2022

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement on the 2022-23 final budget passed by the Senate and Assembly today:

June 24, 2022

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to outlaw abortion:

June 16, 2022

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today introduced new legislation that would require gun owners to obtain liability insurance for the negligent or accidental use of their firearms. If enacted, SB 505 would make California the first state in the nation to adopt such legislation.