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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that removes the word "lynching" from California law. The Democratic governor announced he signed the bill by Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat, on Thursday. Mitchell took up the issue after a...
  • Gov. Brown signs measure striking 'lynching' charge from California law

    Gov. Brown signs measure striking 'lynching' charge from California law
    A bill to strike a controversial reference to lynching from California's criminal code was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday. Since 1933, California law characterized the act of taking a person from lawful police custody as "lynching."...
  • California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest

    When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace. They charged her with felony lynching. No one...
  • Legislature approves revised budget, sends it to Gov. Jerry Brown

    Legislature approves revised budget, sends it to Gov. Jerry Brown
    California lawmakers passed a new budget Friday that would increase spending on government services for the poor and make a range of policy changes intended to address the drought and improve police accountability. The changes would allow faster...
  • California Legislature approves compromise $115.4B budget

    California lawmakers on Friday passed a compromise budget to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's demands for restrained spending, even as the package sends billions more to public schools and increases spending on health care and social services. The Assembly...
  • California budget deal grants health coverage to children in U.S. illegally

    California budget deal grants health coverage to children in U.S. illegally
    Immigrant children who are in the country illegally would receive public healthcare coverage in California under a budget deal announced Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders. An estimated 170,000 immigrants 18 and younger could qualify,...
  • California state senators to propose overhaul of Prop. 13

     California state senators to propose overhaul of Prop. 13
    Two Democratic state senators plan to introduce legislation Wednesday to overhaul Proposition 13, the state's landmark restrictions on property taxes, so local governments can raise more revenue from commercial and industrial properties. The measure...
  • Lawmakers push to scrap Prop. 13 tax limits for factories and business

    Lawmakers push to scrap Prop. 13 tax limits for factories and business
    Saying a major “loophole” allows some business to unfairly avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes, two Democratic state senators on Wednesday filed a proposed constitutional amendment to revise Proposition 13, the landmark property tax...
  • State Senate backs $13 minimum wage, disclosure of who provides free trips

    State Senate backs $13 minimum wage, disclosure of who provides free trips
    The state Senate on Monday passed a bill that would raise California's $9 minimum wage to $11 an hour on Jan. 1 and boost it again to $13 in 2017. Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) made the proposal out of concern that census figures show a quarter of...
  • California's anti-lynch law -- the word is there for a reason

    California's anti-lynch law -- the word is there for a reason
    You have to wonder what upset Maile Mae Hampton more: being arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in Sacramento in January or the charge she faced -- lynching. This week, Sacramento prosecutorsĀ dropped the felony lynching charge against the young...
  • State Senate OKs bill barring grand juries in police deadly force cases

    State Senate OKs bill barring grand juries in police deadly force cases
    The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would prohibit grand juries from weighing in onĀ cases of deadly shootings or excessive force by police. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said her bill aims to "increase confidence of Californians...