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Tag: Campaign Finance

Ethics Commission rejects plan to eliminate spending caps

The San Francisco Ethics Commission decided Friday not to propose rules that would have in effect abolished spending caps for local campaigns. The proposal from Ethics staff generated considerable opposition,...

Big donor supports GOP Senate campaign, Lindsey Graham … and Jessica Ho, Sonja Trauss, and Christine Johnson

In the wake of the horrifying Kavanaugh hearings, it seems likely most San Franciscans are hoping that the GOP loses control of both the House and the Senate in...

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

The Chamber of Commerce, the cops, and some big tech companies are attacking Prop. C, which would tax a small number of companies to pay for housing homeless people....

‘Dark Money’ explores the terrible consequences of Citizens United

MOVIES When Kimberly Reed first heard about Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court decision that determined corporations were people and money was speech, allowing huge amounts of money to...

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Calvin Welch has been a dedicated housing activist and progressive leader for decades, but we have consistently disagreed with him about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and about what is...

Profiles in corruption: How telecoms control the state Legislature

The last couple of weeks have not been good ones for those who see communications as a social justice issue. The 2015 Open Internet Order, which ensured Internet neutrality and...

Down to the wire, the race gets even nastier

It’s getting even nastier as we head to the final day. Over the weekend, a new superPAC, called SF Workforce Housing Alliance, spent $4,000 on web ads accusing Mark Leno...

Campaign trail: Leno, Kim issue joint endorsement ad …

For the first time in history, two major San Francisco mayoral candidates are running a serious, all-out ranked-choice voting strategy—and the outcome of the election will test whether that...

Conway urges donors to back Breed through IE

Plutocrat Ron Conway, despite his denials, is taken a major role in the SF mayor’s race. In an April 10 email, a copy of which was provided to 48hills, Conway...

Will SF supes oppose Wiener’s real-estate bill?

THE AGENDA The Board of Supes will vote Tuesday/3 on a watered-down resolution kinda, sorta, opposing state Sen. Scott Wiener’s latest real-estate bill, SB 827. Sup. Aaron Peskin proposed that...