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SB 827 Revived: A Failed Housing Bill Gets a Second Try

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California state Sen. Scott Wiener, left, and Sen. Nancy Skinner, right, at a media briefing last month announcing plans to reintroduce a bill that would exempt providers of medical marijuana to seriously ill, low-income patients from paying state pot taxes.  (Chloe Veltman/KQED)

We need homes near transit. But the first time state Sen. Scott Wiener introduced a bill, SB 827, that would have required cities to approve dense housing near transit corridors, it died a quick death. This week he announced a new version. The bill, SB 50, includes changes that are supposed to help poorer neighborhoods stay more in tact and force housing into places with more wealth.

Guest: Dan Brekke, KQED Transportation Editor


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