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Pérez Launching Recount in State Controller’s Race

July 6, 2014 | 2:21 pm

Pérez Launching Recount in State Controller’s Race

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Former Assembly speaker to pay as much as $3 million to see if he can reverse a narrow loss in primary.

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Can Berkeley and San Francisco Pass a Soda Tax in November?

July 3, 2014 | 7:00 am

Can Berkeley and San Francisco Pass a Soda Tax in November?

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Berkeley’s sugar tax funds would go to the general fund, and San Francisco’s to health programs.

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No Grand Finale For Brown’s Fireworks Tax Proposal

July 2, 2014 | 9:50 am

No Grand Finale For Brown’s Fireworks Tax Proposal

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Levy would fund disposal of illegal fireworks, but GOP critics said it amounts to a “patriot tax.”

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Yee Appears to Have Edged Pérez in Race for State Controller

July 1, 2014 | 12:01 am

Yee Appears to Have Edged Pérez in Race for State Controller

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A duel between Democrats appears to have ended with Betty Yee squeaking past John Pérez by 484 votes.

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Hillary Clinton … on Hillary Clinton

June 27, 2014 | 8:00 am

Hillary Clinton … on Hillary Clinton

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Conversation in San Francisco covers Iraq, Rick Perry and the cost of developing rhinoceros skin.

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California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

June 26, 2014 | 4:23 pm

California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

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Measure by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is the sixth to qualify for November ballot.

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Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

June 24, 2014 | 12:01 am

Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

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$10.5 billion plan now includes more money for reservoirs, but not enough to win Republican votes.

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Digital Rights Activist Hails House Vote on Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance

June 20, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Digital Rights Activist Hails House Vote on Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance

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Measure would bar NSA from collecting Americans’ communications without a warrant.

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Pinterest Move Threatens Long-Time San Francisco Tenants With Eviction

June 20, 2014 | 4:43 pm

Pinterest Move Threatens Long-Time San Francisco Tenants With Eviction

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In city’s Showplace Square District, a large number of design and production businesses may lose out.

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Citizens Panel Gives Small Boost to Lawmaker Salaries

June 20, 2014 | 3:02 pm

Citizens Panel Gives Small Boost to Lawmaker Salaries

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Governor, statewide officers and legislators all will receive a 2 percent boost in December.

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