A $3 billion low-income housing bond is done for the year.
The measure, which would have put a ballot measure authorizing the bond before voters in 2018, was aimed at helping relieve the state's huge housing supply deficit, especially for California's poorest residents. The bill, authored by state Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), didn't come up for a vote in the Assembly. It faced long odds, needing a bipartisan vote there and then the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown, who had already expressed his opposition.