Wednesday, November 15, 2017

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) fiscal outlook in anticipation of the 2018-19 fiscal year:

Monday, November 13, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) says the Trump Federal Tax plan is a scam that hurts the middle class and only benefits the very wealthy. “It’s time take a stand against this tax scheme that robs California,” Assemblymember Ting said. “If the tax scheme passes it would cut the mortgage interest deduction, hurting middle-class homeowners; it would eliminate state and local deductions, forcing Californians to pay taxes twice on the same income; and it will cut billions of dollars from health care, transportation, and education.”

Thursday, November 9, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, released the following statement in response to the resignation of University of California (UC) executives related to state audit interference:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – San Francisco’s state lawmakers Assemblymember Phil Ting, Senator Scott Weiner, and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee stood with parks advocates at City Hall to announce Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 857, legislation to help San Francisco create parks and open spaces on underutilized lands owned by CalTrans under and adjacent to highways 80, 101, and 280.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

California has the highest population of homeless residents in the country, an especially acute problem in the metropolitan regions of the Bay Area and Los Angeles. This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 932, which would expedite local approval of temporary supportive shelters on public land under the declaration of a shelter crisis. City governments in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles have already declared a shelter crisis, with over 70% of their homeless populations remaining unsheltered.

Monday, October 16, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to boost the construction of homeless shelters that can link people in need with services to achieve self-sufficiency in seven communities where nearly half the state’s homeless population resides and 70 percent are unsheltered.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) creating 25 new neighborhood-restricted liquor licenses for San Francisco restaurants along underdeveloped commercial corridors.

Assembly Bill (AB) 471 passed the Assembly 79-0, following a 38-0 Senate vote.

Monday, October 2, 2017

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the tragic Las Vegas shooting yesterday night:

“Why does one person need more than 10 semiautomatic rifles capable of killing over 50 people in under 10 minutes?  Why does any human need a magazine clip that holds more than 10 rounds?  I’m glad that California is working hard on gun control, but when are other states going to learn?  When is enough, enough?

Friday, September 29, 2017

(San Francisco) – Several Assembly Democrats, including Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) joined housing advocates, labor and business leaders in San Francisco as Governor Brown signed a comprehensive package of bills to help address the supply and affordability of housing in California. “This is a real solution that the state can develop and I think what’s important is the message that the state is sending everybody that we need to build more housing,” said Assemblymember Ting.