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.