A bill that would bar the use of uncorroborated information from confidential informants at parole hearings was approved by the state Senate Public Safety Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1064, authored by East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner, would also… Read More ›
Low-income people will be most hurt by the economy and most hurt by the virus. We need to make them a priority.-State Sen. Nancy Skinner at a town hall this month with Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
UPDATE from Tuesday’s Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting.
During a floor debate on Senate Bill 50, East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner said she would support a housing moratorium in areas across the state at risk of wildfires. Her comments on Wedneday were in response to Democratic state… Read More ›
Bill would have removed exemptions for wine and beer bottles.
San Francisco state Sen. Scott Wiener unveiled the latest version of SB50, the legislation that would allow upzoning for housing developments near transit centers, at a press conference on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Tuesday morning.
The 12-year state legislative cycle has rendered most assembly and state senate races as cakewalks for incumbents since new term limits were enacted in 2012. Of the eight legislative seats in Alameda County, just one race is a fully contested,… Read More ›
An Alameda City Council referral calling for a town hall on the issue of gun violence was unanimously approved Tuesday night. But not before two councilmembers repeatedly questioned the scope of the event and whether its aims had already been… Read More ›
East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner’s game-changing legislation that could potential move the NCAA toward paying its student athletes was approved by the state Legislature Wednesday. Senate Bill 206 heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for consideration. “California is loud… Read More ›
I don’t want any more to be displaced. My heart can’t take it.-State Sen. Nancy Skinner on the landmark rent control bill that was approved by State Senate on Tuesday. AB 1482 caps annual rent increases at 5%.
East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner’s “Fair Pay for Fair Play” bill could drastically change how the NCAA, the powerful governing body of college sports in the U.S., does business. Skinner’s legislation to give college student athletes in California the… Read More ›
A bill that could dramatically change the lucrative business of college athletics passed its first hurdle in the Assembly. East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner’s legislation to allow student-athletes the right to be compensated for the use of their name… Read More ›
Legislation that would help the City of Oakland finance infrastructure and transportation projects for a new ballpark at Howard Terminal was approved Monday by the State Senate. At the time of the vote, Senate Bill 293, which was authored by… Read More ›
The Port of Oakland Board and Oakland Athletics are set to sign an exclusive four-year term sheet to lease the Howard Terminal waterfront property to the team and construction of a new waterfront ballpark. An item on the term sheet… Read More ›
Like an early season extra-inning baseball game, A’s fans waited all afternoon for an opportunity to show their support for an Assembly bill that could stitch together a crazy quilt of land trust issues for the proposed Howard Terminal ballpark… Read More ›
Delegate Elections: Progressive activists rout Skinner/Wicks slate in AD15; Bonta’s picks win big in AD18
A slate of candidates backed by State Sen. Nancy Skinner and freshman 15th District Assemblymember Buffy Wicks was almost entirely turned away by voters in Saturday’s district elections for delegates to the California Democratic Party Convention. The same type of… Read More ›
Despite a new law, police departments are denying public records requests.
When 15th Assembly District candidate Jovanka Beckles was asked at a forum two weeks ago to name her political heroes, she heaped praise on former Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Barbara Lee. The latter may have… Read More ›
State and federal Democratic heavyweights do not weigh in on the race between Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles
Next up: Senate Judiciary Committee next Tuesday.
Nancy Skinner’s police transparency bill passed the State Senate Wednesday by a 25-11 vote.