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Gavin Newsom announces new plan calling for housing boom

SACRAMENTO – If the past is any guide, California’s Legislature will declare its recently passed housing-affordability package a success and move on to the many other priorities that dominate Capitol discussions once lawmakers return in January. But the housing package

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‘Sanctuary state,’ energy, housing bills face reckoning in Legislature

The California Legislature enters the final week of its 2017 session with ambitious measures on immigration, renewable energy and housing still up in the air. Two of the measures have been championed by state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de

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Housing crisis drives teacher shortage in Bay Area

With the academic year already under way in some Bay Area school districts, teacher shortages linked to the extreme cost of housing in the region are more prevalent than ever. In San Jose, where classes began last week, dozens of

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Will Democrats in Legislature pressure Gov. Brown to increase state spending? 1

Will progressive lawmakers challenge Gov. Jerry Brown over his decision to dash their big dreams for the 2017-18 fiscal year? Or will they acquiesce as they mostly have in recent months of May after Brown released revised budgets without money for

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Landlords could prove irresistible target in housing debate

The California housing crisis remains an intense focus in the state Legislature, with lawmakers touting dozens of bills they argue could bring relief to residents stressed by high rents and mortgages. But if some progressives get their way, the state

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L.A. housing crisis looms over March 7 ballot measure

Because of its extreme housing costs, California has emerged as the epicenter of American poverty, and Los Angeles is the epicenter of California poverty. This harsh state of affairs was on L.A. voters’ minds in November, when 65 percent approved

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 14

Trump splits Silicon Valley What does Trump presidency mean for climate change efforts in CA? How to make CA housing more affordable What does Trump presidency mean for Mexican immigrants? Good morning. Let’s talk about Trump. Now that voters have

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 19

Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year Court rules medical pot safe from feds Stockton mayor pleads not guilty to charges from teen strip poker game Legislature close to decriminalizing prostitution for minors Concealed carry has begun in Kern High

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Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year

A deal to spur the construction of low-income housing statewide has apparently fallen apart, according to multiple media reports. Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said talks have died for the year, largely because of Gov. Jerry Brown’s insistence to include provisions that would

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 1

What to watch for in Sacramento this month Three crisis pregnancy centers slapped with warnings Bill to cap environmental lawsuits of large developments at nine months Why drone education isn’t working Proposed twin tunnels in wrong spot   Good morning,

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