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June 13, 2019

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June 13, 2019                                                                                                           

CONTACT: Lizelda.Lopez@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), today announced changes to the Senate’s committee membership assignments for the 2019-2020 Legislative session.

June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Budget Committee Chair Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the main budget bill today:

“Today the Senate passed a strong budget that stands on its own and meets our constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget by June 15.

June 7, 2019

"As leaders of the Assembly and the Senate, we are deeply concerned about the statewide strike called by the National Union of Healthcare Workers in its contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente.

"This will be extraordinarily disruptive. We cannot underestimate the impact of 3,500 mental health caregivers not showing up to provide care to millions of Kaiser patients who depend on it.

June 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement highlighting the negative consequences of imposing tariffs on Mexican imports:

June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins today honored the San Diego chapter of International Rescue Committee (IRC) as Nonprofit of the Year for 2019 in District 39.

May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement commending the Assembly for passing AB 392:

May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced that the Senate Rules Committee has appointed the following Senators to the 2019-20 Budget Conference Committee:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair
Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama)
Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside)
Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley)

May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) today announced the Senate’s key priorities for the 2019-2020 budget as the June 15, 2019 deadline for passing a budget approaches.

May 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on calls to remove SB 50 from Appropriations Committee jurisdiction:

May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement reacting to the decision by the Senate Appropriations Committee to defer SB 50 until Jan. 2020: