It is time for people who are concerned about education funding cuts to update their government-spending lexicon about the next threat to take money away from our schools.
In the months leading up to Election Day, the public was told to worry about “trigger cuts.” Those were the cuts that Gov. Jerry Brown built into the state budget that would automatically go into effect if voters rejected Proposition 30, a tax measure. Read More
For many San Franciscans, complaining about Muni is akin to talking about the weather — it is water cooler talk that leans toward the negative. But events following the World Series celebrations in The City show that riders and Read More
The voters of California spoke last week about supporting education by passing Proposition 30. The residents of this state decided to tax themselves in order to prevent deep cuts to K-12 and higher education in the state. Read More
Celebrations of the outcome of Tuesday’s elections didn’t last too long before discussions of fiscal matters quickly rose to the fore. Financially, a superstorm is looming. And it was bound to affect each and every American regardless of whom we elected as president. Read More
This election season wasn’t the most offensive, but it produced the usual crop of battered politicians with bruised egos and hurt feelings. But now the elections are over, and San Francisco will soon have two new supervisors who will become part of the process of creating, considering and voting on legislation. Read More
Democrats in California might possibly have pulled off a feat not accomplished in our state since 1933, which was the last time that one party captured a simultaneous supermajority in both houses of the state Legislature. The potential for a supermajority in the state Capitol now puts a spotlight on the party and what it can accomplish toward fixing our state’s structural problems. Read More
This is the first year that Californians have been able to register or re-register to vote online. And the number of people who have done so suggests that the program has been a great success thus far. Read More
It has become clear that the BART escalators in San Francisco, and the entrances to the stations, need to be reconfigured.
The stairs and escalators that lead down from street level to the downtown stations, which BART shares with Muni, are open-topped and expose the machinery to the elements. This has led to increased breakdowns of the escalators. Read More
San Francisco is often considered to be a city where anything goes. But public nudity has gone too far, and it needs reigned in. Read More
As the days tick down to Election Day next week, the repercussions of the possible failure of the two tax measures on the statewide ballot are being drowned out by false arguments and outright lies, which have caused support for the measures to drop in recent weeks. Read More