It sounds unbelievable, but it’s unfortunately true. Low-wage Californians leave roughly $2 billion in refunds on the table because they don’t claim their state and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
This year, I am proud to honor a woman who continues to break boundaries in her trailblazing career, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.
Here in California, we are witness to unprecedented dysfunction in Washington, exemplified by the longest government shutdown in American history.
Plans for rebuilding the A.P. Giannini Middle School are getting underway, using bond money and a state grant to modernize and upgrade the two-story, 160,882-square-foot building that sits at the corner of Ortega Street and 37th Avenue.
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 […]
There is some good news for dog owners! We will soon see work commence on a new play area for dogs at Golden Gate Park that will serve countless residents of the Richmond and Sunset districts or, more specially, their furry friends.
Almost every Californian, drivers and non-drivers alike, has to interact with our Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). And we all have heard or experienced horror stories about long waits at the DMV office.
Since 2013, California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared the month of May as California Small Business Month to recognize how important our state’s nearly four million small businesses are to our local economies and neighborhood character.
I don’t have to tell you that homelessness is one of the largest, most pervasive and, unfortunately, most intractable problems facing San Francisco.
There are no easy answers to addressing economic inequality, but EITC programs are effective in reducing it. I commit myself to work in the legislature to continue finding ways to lift Californians out of poverty.
Local athletes going into Prep Hall of Fame The 36th annual San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame award banquet in May will feature top athletes from local schools. From the Richmond District, Michael Gridley will be inducted. He was […]