Lawmaker Seeks To Streamline 'Disjointed' Bay Area Transit Scheduling, Fare SystemsAssembly Bill 629 would direct the Bay Area's transit agencies to create a pilot program for one over-arching fare system, allowing riders to travel across multiple agencies on a fixed fare using a special pass.
California Officials Make Appeal To Newsom For Asian Attorney GeneralElected officials from California's Asian and Pacific Islander communities urged Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday to appoint an attorney general of Asian descent, saying it's critical to have a top law enforcement official who understands and will combat anti-Asian violence.
San Francisco Assemblyman's Bill Targets New Training Of Substance Abuse CounselorsAssemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, said Wednesday that he has introduced Assembly Bill 666 intended to spur the training of some 1,000 new counselors to treat addiction to opioids and other substances.
COVID: Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Extend Renter Protections, Offer Rental Assistance During PandemicAccording to Assemblymember David Chiu, protections for renters are desperately needed as the state grapples with a new COVID-19 surge and unemployment remains at an all-time high.
Bay Area Lawmaker Introduces 'Seamless' Transit ProposalA Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a proposal to streamline transportation around the region, potentially impacting hundreds of thousands of commuters.
Proposal Permanently Banning Cow Palace Gun Shows Approved By State SenateA bill to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace permanently has passed the California State Senate.
'Warm Line' Mental Health Phone Line Expands To Cover All CaliforniansA Bay Area mental health call line is now available to all Californians thanks to millions of dollars in state funding.
California Lawmakers Approve AB 1482, Cap On Rent IncreasesCalifornia lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation Wednesday capping rent increases as the nation's most populous state struggles with an affordable housing and a homelessness crisis.
State Senate Approves Bill To Cap Rent IncreasesA Bay Area lawmaker's bill to cap rent increases for most tenants in the country's most populous state has cleared a key legislative hurdle.
Bay Area Lawmaker's Effort To Stop Surprise Hospital Bills StallsA proposal aimed at limiting high medical bills from emergency room visits stalled Wednesday.
California Legislature Takes On Surprise Bills, Over Hospital ObjectionsA debate now playing out in the California Legislature is pitting insurance companies and hospitals against each other.
Lawmaker Seeks Regional Body To Address Bay Area Housing CrisisIn the midst of the Bay Area's housing crisis, a lawmaker has proposed creating a regional entity to help fund affordable housing throughout the region.
Brown Signs Bill Allowing For Housing At BART StationsWith Gov. Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 2923 into law Sunday, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say they want to build 20,000 new housing units - at least 35 percent of them affordable - at or near its stations by 2040.
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Remove Hazardous Chemicals From Nail Salons StatewideThe Healthy Nail Salon Task Force created by Assemblymember David Chiu will work through the fall on nail salon issues with a goal of pursuing legislation during the 2016 session that begins in January.
Bill Would Mandate California Stores, Restaurants To Schedule Workers 2 Weeks AheadA lawmaker from the Bay Area has introduced a bill that would require some California retailers and restaurant chains to schedule employees at least two weeks in advance and would give workers additional pay for last-minute changes.