California Bill Would Make Cannabis More Accessible Throughout StateNew state legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, could make cannabis more accessible throughout the state, Ting’s office announced Thursday.
State Lawmakers Propose Reforms Following College Admissions ScandalFive California lawmakers announced on Thursday a package proposal of sweeping college admissions reforms in the wake of the recent bribery scandal.
S.F. Assemblyman to Reintroduce Gun Restraining Order Bill After Bar MassacreThe bill would expand the list of people who can file for a gun violence restraining order, in which a person's firearms are taken away for 21 days -- in some cases up to a year -- if they're proven to be a lethal threat to themselves or someone else.
SF Assemblyman Ting, Education Advocates Call For Curbs On College AccreditorsLegislators and education advocates on Friday called for curbs on the powers of college accreditors, who they accused of targeting City College of San Francisco while allowing violations by the for-profit Heald College to go unchecked.
After KPIX 5 Exposes ‘Ghost Voting’ In California State Assembly, Members Continue PracticeOne vote per person: That's the way it's supposed to work. Yet last year, KPIX 5 showed you members of our State Assembly casting votes for other lawmakers. It's called “ghost voting.” The practice is against the rules, but it’s still going on.
California’s Low-Income Renters Could Get Tax Rebate With Newly-Introduced Legislation Two members of California’s State Assembly have introduced legislation that would provide tax rebates for low-income renters in California on a sliding-scale basis.
Phil Matier: Expiring Law Sets Up New Needle Giveaway Battle In CaliforniaIt's long been a public health debate about whether it's good policy to make clean needles available to drug addicts and the topic is again up for discussion after San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced a bill this month addressing the issue.
Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Deaths Of BART Workers During StrikeA state legislative committee is planning to hold a hearing in response to the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track inspectors who were struck by a train.
Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Signs Bills To Help Build NBA Arenas Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that will help build new NBA arenas for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.
Ghost Voting: California Assembly Members Caught Breaking The RulesKPIX 5 was at the State Capitol and watched the Assembly at work during the last two weeks of the session. Lawmakers were voting on hundreds of bills. But we noticed something strange: Many votes were being cast without anyone sitting in the chair.
Political Heavyweights Push Effort To Regain Accreditation At City College Of San FranciscoFour members of the state legislature are pushing forward with efforts to help the school regain accreditation.
Assembly Bill Provides Small Step Toward New Warriors ArenaThe state Assembly has approved a bill that clears a procedural step in the Golden State Warriors' attempt to build a new arena in San Francisco.
Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex CouplesCurrently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.
City College of San Francisco Encouraging Enrollment Despite Accreditation FlapCity College of San Francisco stakeholders joined in solidarity Thursday to call on students to continue enrolling at the school despite accreditation concerns that could lead to its closure.
Ting's Victory In Assembly Race Affords SF Mayor Double OpportunitySan Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting’s successful bid for a state Assembly seat has created an opening for a possible double play that would let Mayor Ed Lee appoint another ally to the Board of Supervisors.