Stories about State Senate

Police accountability bill passes key state Senate committee

In a sign that the power of the cops in Sacramento may be changing, senators berate law-enforcement lobbyists

Wiener endorses Breed as battle over SB 827 heats up

Move puts state senator on the same side as group that has attacked his longtime friend and mentor, Mark Leno

Progressive groups promote Kim-Leno dual endorsement strategy

Forget the polls: The candidate who makes ranked-choice-voting work will be the next mayor

Campaign trail: Three donors give $15K to Breed superPAC

Two have ties to real-estate industry; one, oddly, used to support Leno and is now funding an attack on him

Explosive debate finally shows the candidates as they are

Sparks fly at the Potrero Hill Democratic Club, where candidates could ask each other questions

Progressive debate offers a bit of candidate clarity

Suddenly, everyone's against the Wiener housing bill. Plus: Leno gets quizzed on his dubious endorsements, Kim calls for $1 billion bond at for housing and Alioto loses all possible left credibility

Campaign Trail: Breed, SuperPACs and D8 campaign money

Senior staff at two big developers combined to give Jeff Sheehy $12,500, by far the biggest influence money in the race so far

The first salvo in the mayor’s race is a superPAC attack ad

Anonymous (so far) Breed supporters go after Leno for Farrell vote in what could be a sign of unlimited money flooding the race

First mayoral debate has no winners and too much agreement

None of the candidates made a case for why they are different than the others; that's a problem when the city is in a serious crisis and so many voters are undecided

How we beat Airbnb

The news media have missed the real story of how a community coalition organized, ran campaigns, educated, and eventually forced the giant corporation to quit posting illegal listings