Stories about Voters

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Corporate interests and developers spend $12 million on lobbying in just six months.

Who’s paying for a D5 poll aimed at attacking Preston?

Someone is spending money on poll-testing ways to go after the challenger -- but it's not clear who, and how that will effect spending limits.

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

A Reform Slate elected to oppose real-estate interests can't prevent the industry's favorite candidate from winning the D5 nod.

Juul sues over ballot handbook language

Company wants a judge to stop the city from saying the vaping initiative could overturn existing bans on flavored tobacco.

As Amazon burns, Democratic leaders deny climate-change debate

Effort to get presidential candidates to focus on the future of the planet fail at Democratic National Committee meeting.

Milk Club narrowly opposes Big Tobacco

Close vote on vaping measure spurs discussion of greater transparency at SF democratic clubs.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

Juul fails in effort to change ballot language

Ballot committee keeps the term 'e-cigarette' and won't back down on suggestion that the company's measure would overturn the city's ban on flavored tobacco.

Juul challenges key ballot language on overturning e-cig ban

Ballot Simplification Committee will hear arguments that ballot handbook language is biased -- and this could well end up in court.

What happens if Wiener gets challenged from both the right and the left?

Quentin Kopp could take votes from the West Side; a progressive could take votes from the East Side.