(San Francisco) – Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and the rest of the State Legislature will work to tackle two of the state’s biggest challenges – affordable housing and a crumbling transportation system – when they start the 2017-18 legislative session. Assemblymember Chiu told KQED Radio reporter Katie Orr he believes the legislature is up to the task, “I think all indications are that there is a great desire among the whole spectrum of my colleagues to really focus on these issues of housing and transportation in a way we haven’t in the past, so I am hopeful.” Hear the entire story from KQED Radio here:
(Sacramento) - Assembly Bill 775, the Reproductive FACT Act, will help ensure
women receive prompt access to affordable, comprehensive reproductive-health care and are empowered
to make fully informed decisions. Authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and
Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), AB 775 has been approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
KPFA Radio politics reporter Christopher Martinez was in the
hearing room as the debate and vote took place. Hear his story here: (4:13)
(San Francisco) – Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) has introduced a measure to authorize a new $40 million annual state tax credit to assist with the rehabilitation and preservation of rental housing serving low-income tenants. Much of California’s affordable housing stock is excluded from current tax credits offered for housing rehabilitation, even though such facilities have the greatest need for refurbishment. KQED Radio interviewed Assemblymember Chiu about his legislation and broadcast this report: (:43)