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State Sen. Nancy Skinner, chair of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, announced today the staff who will take on the leadership roles for the committee: Elisa Wynne is now staff director and Scott Ogus is deputy director. Both Wynne and Ogus are longtime staff for the Budget Committee. Previously, Wynne was the committee’s deputy director.




The state Senate Judiciary Committee today is scheduled to vote on Senate Joint Resolution 12, legislation by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, that urges Congress to act to enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced the introduction today of SB 1142, which is designed to expand and strengthen access to reproductive care, not only for Californians, but for those who seek services here.




After hearings conducted by both the California state Assembly and Senate budget committees, SB 118, a budget trailer bill that will safeguard student enrollment at UC Berkeley and prevent student enrollment from being treated as a separate project under CEQA, passed the Legislature unanimously today.




State Senate Budget Committee Chair Nancy Skinner today praised the Legislature’s agreement to take action on AB 168/SB 118, a budget trailer bill that would safeguard student enrollment at UC Berkeley and remove the singling out of student enrollment as a separate project under CEQA.




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today introduced SB 993, which would expand and enhance services for crime victims in California. The legislation would improve access to financial resources available to survivors and increase the amount they can receive from the California Victim Compensation Board.




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today announced the introduction of SB 1200, which would reduce excessively high interest rates that California courts levy when issuing legal judgments on consumer and personal debt. It would also limit the amount of time that Californians can be burdened with long-term debt.




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today announced the introduction of a legislative package designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help avoid catastrophic climate change. Sen.