Capital Public Radio: Thursday Capitol Roundup: Single-Payer Healthcare, Cap-and-Trade, Affordable Housing

Capital Public Radio: Thursday Capitol Roundup: Single-Payer Healthcare, Cap-and-Trade, Affordable Housing
June 1, 2017 Peter

Ben Adler / Capital Public RadioCalifornia lawmakers have begun to tackle what one legislator characterized as “the worst housing crisis that our state has experienced.” The California state Senate passed a bill that would put a $3 billion affordable housing bond before voters in 2018. Democratic Senator Jim Beall says it will help leverage $11 billion dollars in federal funds that he says are badly needed. Several Republican senators say the state can’t afford another bond. But a Senate bill that received bipartisan support would create a streamlined approval process for cities that are struggling to meet affordable housing goals.

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