Tag: Assembly

Assembly: Phil Ting

The California Controller’s Office is holding more than 70 million unclaimed properties worth nearly $12 billion, waiting for their rightful owners to claim them. Could you be one of them? Thousands, if not millions, of people have money or valuables in state custody they may not realize is theirs. While the state tries to find people, it is not always successful.

Assembly: Phil Ting

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has begun to process the next group of Californians eligible for inflation relief payments, called the Middle-Class Tax Refunds. From now through mid-January, debit cards are being mailed out to help residents fight global inflation. These one-time payments are part of the $9.5 billion tax refunds going to most Californians. 

Assembly: Phil Ting

Tacking on hefty fines or taking away a person’s vehicle registration is not how we should treat hardworking Californians. When agencies make decisions that have unfair consequences for some, it’s up to them to ensure that those most negatively impacted are treated justly.

Assembly: Phil Ting

As we ring in 2022, the Golden State will take significant steps toward reducing plastic pollution, thanks to legislation I authored that will go into effect on Jan. 1. Assembly Bill (AB) 793 will make your sodas, bottled water and other drinks come in more environmentally friendly packaging.

Assembly: Phil Ting

As we watch communities destroyed by record-breaking  wildfires, wake up to orange skies, and see photo after photo of empty reservoirs, we know that California is at the forefront of the climate crisis. Fortunately, our historic state budget surplus allows us the opportunity to take action.

Assembly: Phil Ting

It is our civic duty to serve on a jury, but many Americans are unable to participate because they cannot afford to take unpaid time off from work. This means a smaller pool of potential jurors that often results in juries that are wealthier and less diverse – not at all reflective of the communities they serve. 

Assembly: Phil Ting

As we move on from the pandemic, it is clear that back-to-normalcy won’t happen quickly, especially with our kids. Not only did they lose more than a year of in-person learning, but they also lost emotional and social development that comes with human interaction. Isolation, anxiety, stress and depression are among the impacts of distance learning, and they will last long after schools reopen.