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California lawmakers try again to tamp down rising rents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are trying again to tamp down rising housing costs by expanding rent control and stopping rental price gouging, warning a failure to act this year could result in another costly ballot measure in 2020.

California renters need relief. That means weakening Costa-Hawkins

Over the last few years, California’s elected officials have finally gotten serious about fixing the housing shortage that is eroding the quality of life here. Lawmakers have passed bills to streamline the development of housing in urban areas and to make it harder for cities to block much-needed housing construction. Voters have approved billions of dollars in new spending to subsidize affordable homes.

California lawmakers look to control and reduce rising rent prices across state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are trying again to tamp down rising housing costs by expanding rent control and stopping rental price gouging, warning a failure to act this year could result in another costly ballot measure in 2020.

"Our Legislature has failed to act to address the plight of struggling tenants," Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu said. "That has to change in 2019."

Rent Control Comes Roaring Back to Life in California

California legislators are trying to revive rent control. This week, state lawmakers introduced a package of new bills that would roll back existing state limits on the policy, and impose new regulations on how much landlords can charge tenants and when they're allowed to kick them out.

State Lawmakers Renew Push for Rent Control Expansion

Legislation to limit rent increases statewide and allow California cities to implement their own rent caps was unveiled at the state Capitol on Thursday.

Undeterred by voters’ overwhelming rejection of rent control expansion last year, Democrats in the Legislature are pushing forward to protect California renters facing skyrocketing prices.