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.