Stories about Phil Ting

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

The state has allowed PG&E to socialize risk and privatize profit. That might not be an option any more.

Two local slates vie to set direction for state Democratic Party

Progressives take on Chiu and Yimbys in key January vote. Plus: A chance to go to Cuba (without following the rules) ... That's The Agenda, Holiday Week Edition

Climate-change denial, right here in California

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and so many other Democrats say climate change is a real threat -- but their policies on the local level don't reflect that

Prop. C will define progressive politics in SF

Homeless funding (along with state rent-control measure) pits tenants and community groups against landlords and Chamber of Commerce—and local officials will have to pick a side.

Why can’t we fix the DMV?

Assemblymember Phil Ting is taking on a problem that affects almost everyone in the state -- and that plays right into the Republicans' hands.

SF supes oppose Wiener real-estate bill

Breed sides with Wiener as debate shows clear differences among candidates for mayor

The Agenda: Taxing Uber and Lyft …

... and making sure that the landlord who evict a 100-year-old never gets a condo-converison permit

Leno, Kim backers adopting ranked-choice voting strategy

Progressives appear united in endorsing both as Leno holds a festive kickoff featuring a diverse and energetic crowd

Scott Wiener’s war on local planning

His next round of housing bills force cities to accept growth and displacement—without giving them the money or tools to mitigate it

Assault on local control equals deregulation of housing

Democrats in Sacramento guarantee that real-estate interests will trump affordability