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Poll shows heavy support for local control over housing

In January 2017, state lawmakers returned to the Capitol determined to make a difference on the state housing crisis. Dozens of bills were touted – including Senate Bill 35, by state Sen. Scott Weiner, D-San Francisco, which ended up as the

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Rent control proposition proving tough sell even to Democrats

With the cost of housing driving California’s emergence as the state with the highest percentage of impoverished households, it’s easy to see the appeal of rent control to key Democratic constituencies – starting with poor and lower-middle-income families, often minorities, who

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Oakland soda tax: For health or budget reasons?

The city of Oakland’s decision last week to put a penny-per-ounce soda tax on the November ballot was depicted by city leaders as a common-sense move to fund programs to combat public health problems related to obesity. “It is time

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