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"We commend you and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) staff for your work on Plan bay Area 2050 (Plan) to make our region..."

All six of Senator Wiener's bills that made it to Governor Newsom’s desk this year were signed into law.

"California has long led the way on environmental issues, and our state’s climate laws will likely serve as the template for domestic and even international climate policy under a future Biden administration.

The Guardian looks at how a QAnon, a conspiracy theory group, has infected the Republican Party, exploring a recent incident where Senator Wiener was targeted because of LGBTQ civil rights legislation he wrote.

"In January 2019, Scott Wiener, a California State Senator, introduced what he thought was an L.G.B.T.Q. Civil Rights Bill.

Late Monday, just before the legislative session expired, Senate Bill 145 passed the California State Assembly and the State Senate. But posts shared thousands of times claimed that the "pro-pedophilia" legislation had actually passed a day earlier and misconstrued its contents.The misinformation is the latest in a series of attacks on the legislation and the lawmaker who introduced it – state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Fransisco – by right-wing conspiracy theorists known as QAnon.

Californians could see the most dramatic expansion of mental health and addiction coverage under state law in decades, if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill that is likely heading to his desk in coming weeks.

The bill – SB 855 by Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco – would significantly expand what treatments are considered medically necessary for health insurance coverage. 

Advocates say Jones’ experience is common for transgender, intersex and gender nonbinary people in California prisons, where research shows they are raped and assaulted at rates far higher than that of the wider prison population.They are urging state legislators to pass SB132 by Sen. Scott Wiener, which would allow transgender, intersex and gender nonbinary inmates to decide whether to be housed in a men’s or women’s prison.