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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty

    California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty
    Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus on Tuesday announced a package of legislation aimed at providing pay equity on the job, expanding access to child care, creating family-friendly workplaces and addressing poverty....
  • Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings

    Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings
    A state lawmaker has proposed to prohibit the use of criminal grand juries in California in cases of officer-involved shootings that result in the deaths of  suspects. The proposal by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) comes four months after a grand...
  • Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

    California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction. "We can't let another decade go...
  • Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

    Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
    SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
  • Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes

    Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes
    SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor. Brown delivered an...
  • Swamped with dependency cases, law center may refuse young clients

    Swamped with dependency cases, law center may refuse young clients
    In the crowded halls of Los Angeles County children's court, attorney Rosa Figueroa searches through family after family before finding her new client and kneeling so she can meet him at eye level. Wearing an oversized bomber jacket, the 9-year-old...
  • Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

    Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women. "Women have not shared equally in the emerging...
  • Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking

    Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking
    With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights

    Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
  • Does fracking cause quakes? California needs to know.

     Does fracking cause quakes? California needs to know.
    Many concerns have been raised about hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — but the one scientists know the least about is the potential for earthquakes. Until recently, evidence linking earthquakes to fracking — the high-...
  • CalPERS board member under scrutiny again for late financial reports

    SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog. Priya Mathur, board vice president of the $288-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,...