Jim worked with others on legislation that reduces costs to building affordable housing and that gives low-income families greater opportunities to own their own home. This year, Jim is pushing legislation that helps local governments build and retain affordable housing.

When the Governor was pushing tax rebates, Jim argued that the state’s surplus should be invested in our communities’ needs instead. But that’s only half the story. Jim also opposed the dramatic property tax bill that shifted the tax burden unto lower-valued homes, cut funding of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, and contributed to the state’s current budget deficit.