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August 7, 2020

Scott Wiener is used to being targeted for his legislation. The California State Senator represents San Francisco, and has long championed the kind of progressive reforms that have attracted the ire of right-wing culture warriors and their online trolling. Over the past few days, the harassment Sen. Wiener has endured has gotten much worse.

August 7, 2020

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding his bill, SB 288, which passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. SB 288 will expand CEQA statutory exemptions to speed up most of California’s sustainable transportation projects and make the approval and construction processes more streamlined and cost-effective. It is also an economic recovery bill that would make it easier to build important infrastructure projects and create jobs.

August 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement regarding his bills, SB 855 and SB 932, which both passed the Assembly Health Committee last night. Both are landmark pieces of legislation that will help California understand and mitigate negative impacts of COVID-19 and other illnesses and communicable diseases.

Legislation from Sen. Wiener would repeal mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses
July 21, 2020

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco is leading a renewed effort to repeal a so-called vestige of California’s “failed” war on drugs that requires judges to impose jail or prison sentences for various nonviolent drug crimes. (SF Examiner - July 20th, 2020)