January 18, 2017

“We will definitely not sit by idly as the Trump administration tries to deport immigrants, throw people off health care, ignore climate change and steal our water,” said Scott Wiener, a former member of the San Francisco board of supervisors who was just elected to the State Senate. “It’s about playing defense to whatever the administration throws at us — but also offense in terms of continuing California’s push for progressive social change.”

Senator Wiener Opposing the Defunding of Planned Parenthood

January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017

State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, said Friday he plans to co-sponsor legislation with Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, that would allow San Francisco and other cities in California to open up safe injection sites on a pilot basis. Such sites are illegal under state law.

“The current situation with injection drug use in San Francisco isn’t working, and we need to be willing to try new things, and it makes a lot of sense to try a safe injection site and see if it works,” Wiener said.

Legislation will allow cannabis business owners to pay state taxes/fees at either state or local tax collector offices, thus avoiding need to travel long distances with suitcases of cash in light of federal ban on cannabis businesses using bank accounts
January 17, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), in collaboration with Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma (who is sponsoring the bill), will introduce legislation - the Cannabis Safe Payment Act - to make it safer and simpler for cannabis business owners to pay state fees and taxes, encouraging compliance with state laws and providing support for business owners.

January 13, 2017

Today, Senator Scott Wiener offered the following statement on the news that City College of San Francisco has secured full accreditation for seven years.

January 11, 2017

Senator Scott Wiener issued the following statement after California Governor Jerry Brown issued his 2017-2018 State Budget:

“Today Governor Brown proposed a balanced budget that focuses on several key priorities for our state, including education funding, health care access, affordable housing and transportation projects, and climate change.