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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate

    Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate
    SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil drilling in California was approved by a state Senate panel on Tuesday. The measure was passed by a bare majority of five votes by the Senate...
  • Rep. George Miller's retirement could set off musical chairs

    The decision of Rep. George Miller to retire when his term ends could affect the political dynamic in the state Capitol. State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said Monday he will run for Miller’s 11th Congressional District seat. If he wins, that...
  • Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair

    Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended Tuesday that Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) be replaced as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and observers say it appears part of a political squabble between the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown urges frugality in State of State speech

    SACRAMENTO — Praising the discipline that pulled the state from the ashes of recession, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on Californians to steel themselves against lingering uncertainties, both natural and man-made. He sounded a stern warning...
  • Blueprint proposed to boost oversight of child welfare

    Responding to recent high-profile deaths and injuries, a special county commission on child welfare is proposing a far-reaching overhaul of the Los Angeles County child protection service. The plans would impose greater oversight on private foster...
  • Jerry Brown's austerity kick unpopular with advocates for poor

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown, once perceived as a paragon of California liberalism, finds himself accused of disregarding California's impoverished at a time when President Obama is warning of the expanding inequality between rich and poor in...
  • Butler, Howorth enter contest for Ted Lieu Senate seat

    SACRAMENTO -- The field of candidates competing for the coastal Senate district seat being vacated by Ted Lieu grew Wednesday with former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, both Democrats, announcing their candidacies....
  • State Senate is down to one black member, who's not happy about it

    SACRAMENTO -- The leave of absence by Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has left the 40-person state Senate with just one African American member, a situation that is sparking concern about a lack of diversity. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
  • Stores selling Obamacare policies popping up across California

    Stores selling Obamacare policies popping up across California
    As shoppers hunt for holiday bargains this season, they may find something unusual for sale at the mall: Obamacare. With enrollment deadlines looming, California officials, insurance companies and agents are staking out retail space to sign up thousands...
  • Ridley-Thomas wins special election for Assembly seat

    Ridley-Thomas wins special election for Assembly seat
    SACRAMENTO – Bolstered by help from his powerful father, City Council aide Sebastian Ridley-Thomas beat two fellow Democratic candidates in a special primary election Tuesday for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly. The vote tally on...
  • Vacant seats? Let the governor fill 'em

    SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he has seen enough. He wants to rid California of incessant special elections to fill vacancies in the Legislature. The elections interrupt the legislative process, he asserts, and they bleed local...