Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tag: Lobbying

Foreign Correspondent: The upcoming fights over COVID vaccine

Who will be vaccinated first -- and in what country?

[UPDATED] Arts festival sues city in push for safe live performances—before rain comes

City revokes SF International Arts Festival permit for weekend program as arts languish amid reopenings

Foreign Correspondent: Inside Biden’s international policy

Last spring, the Biden campaign decided to hit back hard against accusations of being soft on China. So the campaign produced a blistering ad attacking Trump’s failure to confront...

Supes, by one vote, reject public advocate plan

The San Francisco supes today refused by one vote to put a measure on the ballot creating a public advocate to focus on public corruption. Two of the supes who...

Foreign Correspondent: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection

Trump’s Justice Department wants to drop all charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn despite his having admitted to being guilty. Twice. The judge in his case has...

Supes promise protections for small businesses and gig workers

So many updates from City Hall as we (mostly) shelter in place: Sup. Hillary Ronen announced this morning that she and others are working on plans to help gig workers...

Giving the supes more investigative power …

Sup. Aaron Peskin, who has had trouble in the past getting reluctant witnesses to provide information to the board, is now moving to give a board committee the authority...

A nonprofit alliance becomes an ally of Big Telecom

It's not unusual for businesses to spend princely sums lobbying government to free them from regulations, which generally means consumer protections are reduced or eliminated.  In a nutshell, that's...

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Lobbyists spent more than $12 million seeking to influence San Francisco City Hall in just the first six months of 2019, according to a recent study by Friends of...

SF Democrats side with mayor’s candidates for supe, DA

The progressive majority on the Democratic County Central Committee splintered last night. Although a reform slate was elected in 2016 specifically with the mandate to move away from real-estate-industry control...