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California voters to eye expanded rent control in November

California voters will consider expanding rent control statewide in November amid a worsening homelessness crisis.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 8:59 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters will consider expanding rent control statewide in November amid a worsening homelessness crisis.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday that the measure qualified for the fall ballot after election officials determined that a sufficient number of the signatures submitted by supporters in December are valid.

The initiative would end current restrictions in state law, allowing cities and counties to implement and expand rent control policies that limit how much rents can increase each year.

Voters in 2018 rejected a similar initiative after a $100 million battle between advocates and the real estate industry.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 775037

Reported Deaths: 14804
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Orange513991115
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Madera427058
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Yolo272153
Butte270433
Santa Cruz21088
Sutter162110
Napa158713
San Benito126010
Yuba11087
El Dorado10544
Mendocino81718
Lassen7300
Shasta66114
Glenn5473
Colusa4996
Nevada4975
Tehama4853
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2163
Inyo18714
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A disturbance moved over northern California and the rest of the Pacific Northwest this afternoon. It brought more gusty wind like yesterday, and cooler air, but only isolated rain showers. It will be much quieter this weekend with a late summer warmup.
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