Friday, March 16, 2018

More Californians are eligible for a state tax refund under the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), which was expanded for the 2017 tax year and beyond. Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, fought to expand the program through the state budget process last year. Research shows that EITCs are an effective anti-poverty tool for many struggling families.

“When working families live paycheck to paycheck, they struggle to build and focus on the future. This modest boost in income can be life-changing,” said Ting. “The previous income limits were too low, and I’m glad the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature agreed with me that more Californians should benefit.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, joined with Assemblymember Philip Ting (D – San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion (ACTIP) convened an informational hearing to examine trade and investment activities between California and the People's Republic of China.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Assemblyman Ting with Joan Graff Woman of the Year 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – During the State Assembly’s Woman of the Year celebration at the State Capitol today, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored attorney Joan Messing Graff for her half-century-long fight for equality and economic justice in the workplace.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

(Sacramento) I joined the protest in Sacramento against US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He and the Justice Department have filed a lawsuit against California for its sanctuary state/city policies. One of the bills targeted is a budget bill, AB 103, which increases state oversight of immigration detention centers & prohibits more state contracts with ICE. As Budget Chair, I say #resist.

Monday, February 26, 2018

(Sacramento) – In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and several other Assembly Democrats stood together to announce legislative efforts to reduce gun violence and call on the federal government to do the same. “Thoughts and prayers are not needed anymore. We heard that from students at Parkland in Florida. What they want is action,” said Assemblymember Ting. Watch this Assembly Access video to see more of Assemblymember Ting’s call for action.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today, the mayors of the eleven largest cities in California and a bi-partisan group of state lawmakers announced the introduction of AB 3171, which allocates $1.5 billion from the state budget to help address the growing homeless crisis. Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) will champion the effort in their respective houses.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Friday, January 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order B-48-18, which increases the adoption of zero-emission vehicles in California:

Friday, January 26, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) praised Governor Brown’s last State of the State speech. “I think the Governor gave a final 16th State of the State address really capping off the fiscal responsibility he has been focused on over the last years. I was also very happy that he remains committed to K-12 education and higher education,” Assemblymember Ting said.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation that would establish public safety measures for companies testing driverless autonomous vehicles by Assemblymember Phil Ting has passed out of the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee.