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California’s ‘racist’ Article 34 remains an obstacle to affordable housing

The 72-year-old provision in the California Constitution requires local governments to get community approval before developing, buying or funding “low rent housing” – a law that voters across the state will choose whether to repeal in 2024.

California adding wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

“California’s bottle bill recycling program has needed fixing for 40 years,” Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said Wednesday. “When you consider that California generates more than 1 billion wine and liquor bottles every year, that shows what major progress this legislation is and what an impact it will have.”