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Breaking News: Assemblymember Phil Ting re-launches Reset San Francisco

Better Government

We all know San Francisco faces serious challenges. We can identify the problems, but politics are clouding our efforts to find the solutions.

Over the past decade, the cost of city government has increased from $4.2 billion to $6.6 billion, while the city continues to experience a growing deficit each year. Our government is spending nearly 58 percent more than a decade ago – but are voters experiencing a city that is 58 percent better?

We can – and should – make sure our city government is as efficient, as creative, and as progressive as San Francisco itself. I am convinced that the single most progressive thing we can do right now is to make sure government works.

We need the type of bold ideas and leadership that will move San Francisco City Hall away from fighting about the few issues that divide us – and move toward collaborating on the practical solutions that will drive our city forward.

Five New California Laws to Know for 2016
1 month ago

Five New California Laws to Know for 2016

By  •  Better Government, News

Minimum Wage Increase

The final portion of a 2008 bill to raise the California minimum wage to $10 per hour in steps went into effect on January 1, 2016 of this …
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New Law Will Help Millions of Californians Better Understand Their Medical Prescriptions
3 months ago

New Law Will Help Millions of Californians Better Understand Their Medical Prescriptions

By  •  Better Government, News

Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that will help 6.5 million Californians with limited English proficiency better understand their …
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TODAY IS ELECTION DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO
3 months ago

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO

By  •  Better Government, Events, News

Today is Election Day in San Francisco, do you know what’s on the ballot and where you can vote? San Franciscans have the opportunity to vote for several candidates and take a …
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Assemblyman Ting is unsung LGBT hero
4 months ago

Assemblyman Ting is unsung LGBT hero

This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Examiner.

By Joel P. Engardio

Courage is not a word often associated with politicians in San Francisco when it comes to championing …
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San Diego Politicians, Take Note: More Potholes Mean Fewer Votes
6 months ago

San Diego Politicians, Take Note: More Potholes Mean Fewer Votes

Interesting read by Liam Dillon and Voice of San Diego. Check it out below:

San Diego’s streets are bad and have been bad for a while. But do voters …
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SFGate: Legislators Take Aim at Proposition 13 Loophole
7 months ago

SFGate: Legislators Take Aim at Proposition 13 Loophole

By  •  Better Government, Politics, Tax Reform

By Melody Gutierrez

San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting calls it one of the most vexing issues in the state Capitol, a loophole in California’s Proposition 13 that allows commercial property …
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