Tom Ammiano

California State Assembly

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Democratic Assemblyman in the California State Legislature, representing San Francisco; former Supervisor of San Francisco's 9th District and sponsor of the Healthy San Francisco plan

Tom Ammiano on KCRW

As a US Senator, Barack Obama said, “The war on drugs is an utter failure.” Many narcotics agents, prosecutors and judges agree. New York may repeal tough anti-drug laws.

Is it Time to Cease Fire in the War on Drugs?

As a US Senator, Barack Obama said, “The war on drugs is an utter failure.” Many narcotics agents, prosecutors and judges agree. New York may repeal tough anti-drug laws.

from Which Way, L.A.?

As a US Senator, Barack Obama said, "The war on drugs is an utter failure." Many narcotics agents, prosecutors and judges agree.

Is It Time to Cease Fire in the War on Drugs?

As a US Senator, Barack Obama said, "The war on drugs is an utter failure." Many narcotics agents, prosecutors and judges agree.

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San Francisco is "different" from other American cities in many ways.

San Francisco Becomes First US City to Guarantee Healthcare

San Francisco is "different" from other American cities in many ways.

from To the Point

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