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  • Assembly leader: Jerry Brown 'backed us into a corner' on housing package

    Negotiations on crafting an end-of-session affordable housing package are “dead” for the year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Gov. Jerry Brown had demanded changes in local land-use law in return for setting aside $400 million to affordable housing projects.

Negotiations on crafting an end-of-session affordable housing package are “dead” for the year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Gov. Jerry Brown had demanded changes in local land-use law in return for setting aside $400 million to affordable housing projects. David Siders dsiders@sacbee.com
Negotiations on crafting an end-of-session affordable housing package are “dead” for the year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Gov. Jerry Brown had demanded changes in local land-use law in return for setting aside $400 million to affordable housing projects. David Siders dsiders@sacbee.com
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Jerry Brown’s housing fast-track plan stumbles as shortage worsens

August 22, 2016 5:43 AM

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