Stories about Taxes

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

'Raw Deal' author Steven Hill on Uber tech, the perils of California ideologies, and the twilight of the elites.

What if the ‘moderates’ are wrong, about everything?

Forget our ideological differences -- what if the mainstream Democrats (and Yimbys like Scott Wiener) simply have their facts wrong?

Tobacco industry freaks out about vaping ban in SF

The critics are missing the point -- the ban is all about protecting kids from an industry that aggressively sought to hook them on nicotine.

Oakland budget fight focuses on city revenue

The money's there -- so why is the city failing to fund critical services?

State bill could allow undocumented workers to claim tax credit

More than 1 million Californians could benefit from this anti-poverty program -- but activists are worried about Gov. Newsom.

Bernie Day at the state Dem Convention

Sanders makes case for a progressive agenda as a way to beat Trump. Plus: Castro on police reform and affordable housing. Convention, Day Three.

Warren steals the show at Democratic Convention

Democrats are finally talking about economic inequality, but many of the candidates failed to inspire anyone. Our Day Two report from the state Democratic Convention.

Facebook money and California housing

How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26

Tech IPOS will radically increase housing costs and inequality, report shows

Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.