New York just passed sweeping protections for renters, while rent control measures died in California

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Rusted "for rent" sign. Credit: Anthony Easton/CC BY 2.0.

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades. But Governor Andrew Cuomo shut the door on them and allowed progressive Democrats to usher in broad new safeguards for renters. We learn the details and why similar legislation died in California.

Credits

Guests:
Liam Dillon - covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times - @dillonliam, Matt Murphy - NYU Furman Center

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill