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KQED: CA Has Nearly $100 Billion Extra to Spend — Newsom Wants to Offset Inflation

California is flush with nearly $100 billion in extra cash for the fiscal year that will begin in July, but Gov. Gavin Newsom says he sees economic storms ahead, and wants to spend that money on programs that will help the state and its residents weather an uncertain future.

 ... As happens every year, Newsom’s May proposal is really the starting point for negotiations with lawmakers. San Francisco Democrat Phil Ting, who chairs the Assembly Budget Committee, said lawmakers will be pushing back on Newsom’s plan to send cash to car owners.

KBAK-TV: Local Reaction On Three Proposed Gun Control Laws In The CA Assembly

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.

SF Standard: Chinatown Nonprofits Receive Grants as Part of California’s Massive Investment to Stop AAPI Hate

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.