Grant Avenue in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown is struggling. The street, known to residents as the touristy side of Chinatown, doesn’t have the same hustle and bustle it did before COVID — or even in the years leading up to the pandemic.
Phil Ting, Assembly member in San Francisco, says the firearm industry needs accountability, just like every other industry in the nation.
"If you have an issue with your automobile, if you have an issue with a toy-you have the ability to sue that manufacturer for any particular fault or any particular issue," Phil Ting, Assembly member in the19th District (D), said.
California state lawmakers advanced a measure Tuesday that would make it easier to skirt a federal law in order to sue gun-makers, legislation that opponents say is ultimately aimed at driving manufacturers out of business.
The California Assembly Transportation Committee passed a landmark ZEV incentive reform bill, AB 2816, by a 6-2 vote on Monday.
Elected officials and Asian American activists gathered Friday in San Francisco to celebrate $14 million in state funding to combat a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes.
Phil Ting, an assemblymember representing San Francisco who serves as chair of the state Budget Committee, said it is “gratifying” to see the first round of grants being disbursed after California made a historic $166 million budget allocation to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, gave his thoughts on the Downtown Sacramento shooting, and how one of the bills he is championing, AB 1594, could affect gun manufacturers.
Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, explained what’s in his bill AB 1947, and how it could be a game changer for law enforcement when it comes to identifying hate crimes.
UC Berkeley Admissions Restored Under Senate Bill 118
California legislators acted with unusual speed this week to protect UC Berkeley from the consequences of a court ruling governing the number of students it could admit. Senate Bill 118, which was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, exempts all state universities and colleges from certain portions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which had been invoked by a local group suing UC Berkeley.
Assemblymember Phil Ting discusses SB 118 with ABC 7's Kristen Sze, allowing UC Berkeley & other higher ed institutions to grow enrollment, while also adhering to environmental protections. Watch here.
California legislators are fast-tracking a rescue effort to help UC Berkeley avoid slashing its in-person fall class by more than 2,600 students to meet a court-ordered enrollment freeze, just as the university prepares to release admission decisions this month.
Under legislation introduced Friday, the state’s public colleges and universities would be given 18 months to complete any court-ordered environmental review before being subject to a mandatory reduction or freeze in campus population.