Legislative

A multi-bill package aimed at addressing California’s housing affordability crisis headed to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday as lawmakers prepared to draw the curtain on the 2017 legislative year.

Legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown have reached a deal on a trio housing bills expected to spur new construction across the state and begin digging California out of the current unprecedented housing shortage .

There may be rumblings about lowering the cap on mortgage interest rate deductions, but it would have a "rather small effect" on the housing market, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says.

SBCA is interested in knowing how it’s members have been affected by the new overtime rule, and may submit comments on behalf of the industry.

While congressional Republicans struggle to check off big-ticket agenda items from their to-do list before the August recess, bipartisan Senate energy legislation reworked from last year could fill the legislative vacuum in the coming weeks.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) recently unveiled a new state-based visa pilot program that would allow states to tailor guest worker programs to meet their individual workforce needs.

Several state legislatures wrapped up business in the past month. Below are summaries of actions taken that had an impact either on building codes or funds that may impact energy efficiency programs.

The Small Business Administration has announced below it is seeking input from small businesses on how regulations affect their operations.

SBCA is reviewing all of the documentation available to the public related to the softwood lumber trade investigation being undertaken by the DOC.Follow these instructions, and you can view all the documents yourself.

SBCA sent a letter to the DOC’s Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance requesting the department consider a key question regarding the issue of circumvention