San Francisco Tech Tax Ballot Measure Blocked In CommitteeA ballot measure proposing to tax tech companies to pay for affordable housing and homeless services was blocked in committee Monday.
Proposed San Francisco Tech Payroll Tax Would Raise Millions For HomelessnessTech companies in San Francisco have received millions of dollars in tax breaks for years, but now some city politicians want to make an exception to that rule.
Proposed Ballot Measure Would Triple California’s Tobacco TaxAnti-smoking advocates have collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
Politicians Concerned Over BART's Commitment To Fiscal Responsibility"(Their) finances are as dirty as a BART train. We need them to clean up their act," state Sen. Steven Glazer said.
2016 Ballot Initiative Could Upend Gov. Brown's Delta Water Tunnels PlanA measure expected to qualify for the November 2016 ballot could threaten Gov. Jerry Brown's $15 billion twin tunnel plan to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Measure To Increase Minimum Wage In San Francisco To Go Before Voters In NovemberIf approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.
Silicon Valley's Transportation Tax For Alleviating Traffic Remains GridlockedTraffic relief in Silicon Valley will have to wait now that a half cent transportation tax has been delayed until the 2016 election.
Alameda Co. Tax To Renovate Piedmont HS Theater Defeated, 4 Other Tax Measures PassAlameda County voters approved four of the five tax measures that were on the ballot in Tuesday's election.
Contra Costa Co. Voters OK San Pablo EMS TaxSan Pablo voters in Tuesday's election have approved a measure to raise the city's sales tax by a quarter of a cent to fund an emergency medical squad meant to pay for more emergency medical responders if the city's only fire station closes.
San Francisco Supervisors To Finalize Soda Tax Ballot MeasureA ballot measure that would impose a two-cent per ounce tax on soda, sports and energy drinks was scheduled to be finalized Tuesday by the San Francisco of Supervisors.
New BART Board President Wants Ban On Future Transit StrikesIn the midst of continuing contract talks following two strikes over the past year, the new president of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is looking to ban union workers from walking off the job in the future.
SJ Mayor Seeks To Amend State Constitution To Attain Pension ReformSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who drew national attention as a result of his successful pension reform campaign is in the spotlight again. This time his proposal is to amend the California constitution to further those goals with a ballot measure in the November election.