KFBK Morning News Show Recap - Wednesday September 29th


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  1. President Biden is calling off a planned trip to Chicago as Democrats are in ongoing negotiations about how to get a more than $3T reconciliation bill through Capitol Hill, along with a bipartisan infrastructure bill. A possible government shutdown and credit default both loom if lawmakers don't take action.
  2. California's eviction moratorium is ending this Thursday, but rent relief is still available for those who qualify. The California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program offers assistance to cover rent and utilities for income-eligible renters who have been impacted by COVID. Renters who are behind on their rent are encouraged to apply at housing-is-key-dot-com. The program is available through the end of March of 2022. Officials say applying for rental assistance through the program can stop evictions which can legally begin on Friday.
  3. California’s top utility regulator has abruptly resigned. Marybel Batjer is unexpectedly stepping down after serving just two years of her appointment. She will end her tenure at the end of December, six years before her term is up. She has overseen PG&E which has been under scrutiny in recent years for their role in starting wildfires in California and for implementing rolling blackouts.
  4. Governor Newsom has signed several bills aimed at ending housing discrimination. One of the bills requires cities and counties to analyze patterns of racial segregation and explain how their plans would address it. Other bills include a process for homeowners to remove racist restrictions from property deeds and new anti-bias training for real estate agents and appraisers.

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