Y Combinator president Garry Tan took to the social platform X Tuesday to once more categorical his displeasure at elected officers representing San Francisco, the place the storied accelerator relies.

This time, he was lambasting California state meeting member Matt Haney over a proposed late-night electronic mail invoice he authored. Haney represents San Francisco in California’s State Meeting.

The tweet learn, “Legalize onerous work. Haney is spreading nonsense once more, from the man who killed algebra and spun up the fentanyl disaster within the Tenderloin.” He then posted a thread saying, “Is that this a overseas op or what?”

Haney is what you would possibly name Tan’s “favourite punching bag.” Again in 2016, Haney led the San Francisco Public Faculties board when the district was discussing moving algebra out of middle school. The course was later reinstated in 2024. To say Tan was not a fan of that earlier transfer is obvious in a number of tweets, together with in April 2023, October 2022 and June 2021.

In the meantime, in 2022, Haney was appointed to steer California’s opioid committee, to which Tan tweeted, “Politics as standard is placing the incompetent supe who presided over 1000s of fentanyl deaths in his SF district accountable for the CA opioid fee. Matt Haney has carried out nothing to help restoration and therapy…”

Haney defended his work combating the opioid disaster in a February LinkedIn post. In it, he referenced AB 1976, a invoice that he described “would construct on present necessities for California employers to have ‘sufficient first-aid supplies’ for staff.” His purpose is to make kits that embrace the life-saving treatment naloxone obtainable “as a hearth extinguisher.”

What’s caught Tan’s ire this time is Haney’s proposed invoice, AB 2751, that may allow staff “the proper to disconnect” after agreed-upon working hours. That means they’d have the authorized proper to disregard calls, emails, texts or messages despatched after that point, besides in circumstances of emergency, and employers in violation could possibly be topic to fines, the San Francisco Standard reported.

Haney advised the publication, “When you’re working a 9-to-5 job, you shouldn’t be anticipated to be working 24/7. That must be obtainable to everybody, whatever the existence of smartphones.”

It’s value mentioning that the invoice isn’t as a lot to forbid individuals from working lengthy hours in the event that they select to, as Tan implies, as to forbid firms from imposing an always-available expectation on staff. Nonetheless, this concept does run opposite to the startup hustle tradition, a part of YC’s world, which reveres dedication to work, significantly within the early years.

Tan’s newest tweet discovering fault with a California lawmaker just isn’t distinctive. He went on a rant in January on X about seven San Francisco supervisors that took a violent tone. He later apologized, defined that the tweet was meant to be an apparent reference to a preferred rap music and later deleted it.

It didn’t finish there, although. In February, three San Francisco supervisors obtained threatening letters to their properties that included a photograph of Tan and the phrase, “I want a gradual, painful demise for you and your family members.”

For Millionaires spoke with San Francisco board supervisor Aaron Peskin in regards to the letter at the moment, and Peskin stated he didn’t assume Tan was instantly liable for somebody sending the letter. Nonetheless, with its threatening tone aimed toward an individual, not simply discourse on a coverage, Tan’s tweet nonetheless did “hurt to democratic discourse,” Peskin stated.

Makes an attempt to succeed in each Tan and Haney for remark weren’t answered on the time of publication. Y Combinator declined to remark.