California is in the midst of a housing crisis. For decades, we have not been building enough homes to meet demand. In fact, by some estimates, we’ve produced only 40 percent of what is needed since 2007.
Our recently concluded 2019 legislative session was the first with our expanded Democratic supermajorities and our new governor, Gavin Newsom. After months of hard work, we passed, and the Governor signed, legislation that makes great strides in our efforts to protect renters, workers and the environment, while we continue to create good jobs and save for the inevitable rainy day. Many of these new laws will take effect on Jan. 1.
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Suicide hotlines have been around for years, but where should people go when they are not in a crisis situation and just need someone with whom they can talk?
I hear it all the time from my neighbors and constituents on the west side: Our major arterial road, California Route 1, is in desperate need of resurfacing.
Fighting the Housing Crisis By Assemblymember Phil Ting When disaster strikes, we’ll need our firefighters, paramedics and other first responders on the scene as soon as possible, because minutes can mean the […]
When you put a plastic bottle in your recycling bin, you assume that it gets recycled into a new bottle or other plastic product. Unfortunately, many plastic beverage bottles now pile up in warehouses, or worse, landfills.
I am proud to announce that last month, we worked with our new governor, Gavin Newsom, to pass my fourth on-time and balanced budget that makes investments to address key needs facing our state’s 40 million residents.
The bill, AB-697, would require colleges that provide preferential treatment to applicants related to an alumnus or donor to disclose the practice, if they participate in the Cal Grant Program.
The 1000 block of Lombard Street between Hyde and Leavenworth streets in Russian Hill, otherwise known as the “crooked street,” hosts more than two million visitors per year, many of them desiring to drive their vehicles down its famous curves.
This year, I am proud to honor a woman who continues to break boundaries in her trailblazing career, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.
As we begin the New Year and a new legislative session, it’s exciting to see California revving its engines at the starting line with a new governor and a Democratic super-majority in both houses.
There’s no question; we face a drastic shortage of affordable housing not just in San Francisco but across the state. Our growing senior population also wants to age in place, but they might not need as much space.
It has been a pleasure representing you in Sacramento and advocating for our shared values. The work we do in the legislature impacts our everyday lives, so I’m happy to report we’ve had another successful year with Gov. Jerry Brown signing several of my bills to make things better in San Francisco and across California.
As chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, one of my biggest priorities is improving education outcomes for our students. The budget plan we adopted this year provides record funding for K-12 education.
Autumn Moon Festival by Assemblyman Phil Ting Now that it’s September and our kids are back at school, we are officially done with summer and can welcome fall. Many cultures mark the change in seasons in a variety […]