State Legislation

October 3, 2018, 10am PDT
In California, rent control continues to be a hotly contested issue at both the local and state levels.
Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
May 5, 2018, 9am PDT
Colorado is taking 'baby steps' toward a thoroughly regulated regime of social marijuana use.
The Denver Post
April 18, 2018, 11am PDT
SB 827, the controversial housing bill proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener, had a very brief run in the California State Legislature.
Curbed LA
March 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Importantly, the Washington State Legislature also left a few bills on the cutting room floor.
The Urbanist
March 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
Public bikeshare arrived in San Diego in 2014. Last month, three companies unleashed thousands of dockless bikes, cluttering sidewalks in three business districts to the chagrin of merchants who want a time-out so the city can develop regulations.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 2, 2018, 8am PST
Republicans from the Florida House of Representatives are trying to take control of the potentially thorny issue of dockles bikeshare.
StateScoop
September 21, 2017, 8am PDT
Many pedestrians don't realize it's illegal to cross the street while a crosswalk is counting down until a cop is writing them a ticket. A new bill could change that in California.
KPCC
September 11, 2017, 9am PDT
Suburban housing construction has ground to a halt in Northern Virginia, according to county officials from the region, due to a law that changed the state's proffer system.
WTOP
September 7, 2017, 9am PDT
The strange world projects exempted from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act got a little stranger this week.
Los Angeles Times
July 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Liam Dillon has written the exact article for anyone who has every rolled their eyes at the words "housing element" or Regional Housing Needs Assessment.
Los Angeles Times
June 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
People usually plant bamboo as a privacy screen, but it can quickly turn into an invasive nightmare for everyone else. Cities around New Jersey are passing regulations that allow the removal of bamboo if it gets out of hand.
North Jersey
June 9, 2017, 12pm PDT
A bill that would greatly expand legalized gambling to new locations around the state flew through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week.
NewsWorks
Feature
June 8, 2017, 6am PDT
More trouble in River City, as Portland and Oregon struggle with rising housing costs and come up with a puzzling solution.
Michael Mehaffy
June 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Oregon lawmakers have proposed a new tax on the sale of bikes—if it passes it would be the first of its kind in the country.
knkx
May 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Florida Legislature has delivered a bill to Gov. Rick Scott's desk that would end property taxes on solar panels in the state of Florida for all commercial and industrial uses.
Palm Beach Post
April 19, 2017, 9am PDT
A bill under consideration in the Texas House of Representatives would tie the hands of preservationists, making it much easier for building owners to demolish or alter buildings without regard to historic significance.
Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2017, 11am PDT
The state of Ohio is expanding a practice used by the Fannie Mae to counter the negative effects of vacancies and blight.
Associated Press via Cincinnati.com
March 30, 2017, 8am PDT
Communities across Nebraska report plenty of jobs to go around, but not enough housing for the workers to fulfill the demand.
Omaha World-Herald
March 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Missouri State Representative Bryan Spencer (R-Wentzville) on tolls: Don't even think about it, Missouri Department of Transportation.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch