Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, terming the lack of affordable housing “likely the No. 1 threat to our economy and way of life,” is trying to resurrect the transaction tax in a package of bills to build housing for low-income Californians feeling the pinch of high rents.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, terming the lack of affordable housing “likely the No. 1 threat to our economy and way of life,” is trying to resurrect the transaction tax in a package of bills to build housing for low-income Californians feeling the pinch of high rents. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, terming the lack of affordable housing “likely the No. 1 threat to our economy and way of life,” is trying to resurrect the transaction tax in a package of bills to build housing for low-income Californians feeling the pinch of high rents. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

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Opinion: Low-income housing plan needs GOP votes on taxes

March 22, 2015 05:01 PM

UPDATED March 22, 2015 09:53 PM

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