Budget Chair Malia Cohen

SF’s Unfair Budget Process

Posted June 27, 2017 by

San Francisco’s budget process was very unfair this year. So says the fable of the little red hen. The little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks her fellow farm animals– a pig, cat, rat, duck, goose, dog,
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Working Families Big Winners of CA Tax Credit Expansion

Posted June 27, 2017 by Bobbi Murray

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) There’s good news for low-income Californians tucked within the massive state budget document Governor Jerry Brown is set to sign this week, including a measure that advocates estimate could benefit more than
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Rocky Times for Libby Schaaf

Posted June 22, 2017 by

These are not the best of times for Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf. Now routinely booed at public appearances, Schaaf  is grappling with big city challenges without the power of most big city mayors. I’ve been a big fan of Schaaf’s
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Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Posted June 22, 2017 by Maureen Washburn

Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end to these fees in counties across California through Senate Bill
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Against the Law (2017)

More Reviews from Frameline 41

Posted June 22, 2017 by

“Against The Law” may seem an odd choice for Frameline 41’s Pink Saturday evening programming.  Rather than contributing to its screening venue’s neighborhood bacchanalian air, Fergus O’Brien’s disturbing film takes a deep dive into the legalized persecution and torture of
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