Liam Dillon

covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times

Staff Writer for the LA Times

Liam Dillon on KCRW

LA renters are feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19, especially on the first of the month.

LA tenants call for rent strike on May Day

LA renters are feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19, especially on the first of the month.

from Greater LA

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

The link between California’s housing crisis and catastrophic wildfires

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.

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

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Rich, poor, housed, or unhoused, the coronavirus has touched every population. One of the oldest organizations in Los Angeles helping those in need is the Union Rescue Mission.

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In his latest book, “ Economic Dignity ,” former White House advisor Gene Sperling lays out the case for the dignity of work.

from To the Point

California’s  budget heartache  means its public colleges and universities are expected to receive nearly  $2 billion  less than planned for the coming year, but the financial aid…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

from News Stories

Big Bear Lake is allowing restaurants and stores to resume business, though the state’s stay-at-home orders are still in effect.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

from Greater LA