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2020 Election

April 27, 2020, 6am PDT
Democratic presidential candidates made the housing crisis part of their platforms. What might a President Biden do to ease the shortage?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 14, 2020, 7am PDT
Washington and California have been praised for early efforts to mitigate community spread of the novel coronavirus, resulting in relatively low rates of infection, hospitalization, and ultimately, death. Add Ohio to the bunch.
The Washington Post
March 9, 2020, 12pm PDT
Two Bay Area transportation sales tax measures affecting three Bay Area counties performed poorly on Super Tuesday, but it hasn't deterred the groups backing a nine-county mega-measure. Progressive groups are proposing non-sales tax alternatives.
The Mercury News
March 9, 2020, 5am PDT
A deep dive into the statements on official housing policies of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in an era of intense housing anxieties.
Curbed
Blog post
March 4, 2020, 11am PST
Super Tuesday wan't just for presidential primaries: numerous local elections decided the future of land use policy in the largest state in the nation, while Oklahoma City weighed in on planning-related issues as well.
James Brasuell
March 1, 2020, 11am PST
Transportation seems like an afterthought on the campaign trail, but Transportation for America is shining light on the issue by providing an evaluation of each campaign's transportation plan.
Transportation for America
February 24, 2020, 12pm PST
The nation's first fuel cell electric train will make its debut in Southern California in about four years, but it's also associated with a controversial ballot measure on the station sites that voters of Redlands will decide on Super Tuesday.
KVCR
February 10, 2020, 9am PST
Many of the Democratic candidates have offered housing policy plans as a key plank in their election platforms, but here a prominent YIMBY politician confronts them directly on the housing crisis in California.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
December 20, 2019, 12pm PST
Last night's Democratic candidate debate was held in the nation's second largest city, but like previous debates, it left urban issues largely unaddressed.
Governing
November 5, 2019, 12pm PST
Multiple sources analyze the green credentials of the campaign platforms of the remaining field of Democrats vying for the highest office in the land and find one conspicuous absence: plans for reducing driving.
Transportation for America
September 5, 2019, 6am PDT
Critics of the earliest Democratic candidate debates have noted a conspicuous lack of substantive and concentrated discussion on one of the great existential threats of the era: climate change. Neglect of the subject could change soon.
Curbed
August 29, 2019, 7am PDT
Car dependence will have to end for the most ambitious climate plans put forward by Democratic candidates for president to have the desired effect.
Curbed
August 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Julián Castro, Democratic candidate for president and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, chose a side regarding the controversial rezoning proposal making its way through the Des Moines City Council.
Des Moines Register
July 31, 2019, 7am PDT
A growing chorus of candidates seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 are voicing support for the idea of relaxing zoning and land use restrictions to encourage the development of more housing supply in expensive U.S. cities.
The Atlantic
July 28, 2019, 9am PDT
Two years after voters in the nine-county Bay Area agreed to hike tolls on the region's seven state-owned bridges, regional business leaders are hoping they will approve a one-cent regional sales tax to fund $100 billion in transportation projects.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
July 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
Residential zoning has long been considered a local issue, but some presidential candidates have started weighing in on zoning and housing. Journalists, pundits, and researchers have plenty of complexity to examine as the debate changes venue.
KCRW
June 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was criticized for supporting carbon capture and carbon taxes, while Vice President Biden was accused of lifting phrases about carbon capture from a "pro-industry" group. But did the media get these stories right?
Common Dreams
May 17, 2019, 8am PDT
We really didn't see this one coming.
The Onion
April 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The 3 cent gas tax and 6 cent diesel tax increases are among the lowest of any states that have hiked fuel taxes since 2013, but combined with other revenue sources in the legislation, plus an upcoming sales tax ballot measure, it's historic.
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