Matthew Artz | Oakland Tribune

OAKLAND — With billions of dollars forecast to flow into state coffers under a landmark clean air act, there is a battle underway over how to allocate the money.

State Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, was in Oakland on Wednesday promoting his plan that includes setting aside one-fifth of the funds for affordable housing construction near transit hubs.

Steinberg’s plan differs from a proposal laid out earlier this year by Gov. Jerry Brown, who suggested spending more on high-speed rail and didn’t include money for transit-oriented affordable housing development. Read more