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Senate Leader Atkins and Budget Chair Skinner Comment on Governor Newsom’s May Revision Proposal
May 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G.


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Senate Budget Subcommittee Advances Historic $3 Billion Drought Relief Budget Plan
April 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In the latest demonstration of the Senate’s on-going efforts to provide on-the-ground solutions to help communities...


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RT : IMPORTANT REMINDER: Tax Day is Monday May 17. The state and federal tax filing deadlines are on Monday! You still h…

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California patients ages 12-15 are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Visit to s…

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In honor of California’s Day of the Teacher, I have awarded Ms. Sharon Apple of a certificate of reco…

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About Senator Atkins

Senator Toni G. AtkinsToni G. Atkins was born and raised in southwestern Virginia, the daughter of a miner and a seamstress, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

In 1985, she moved across the country to San Diego, Calif., to help care for her sister’s young son while her sister served in the U.S. Navy. In San Diego, before becoming involved in public service, she worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center. Read full bio

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