Liam Dillon

Staff Writer for the LA Times

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Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals.

Gov. Newsom’s budget punishes cities for not building new housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Prop 10 would allow cities in California to enact stricter rent control laws. The campaign to defeat Prop 10 has raised nearly $75 million.

Why big real estate companies are spending millions to defeat Prop 10

Prop 10 would allow cities in California to enact stricter rent control laws. The campaign to defeat Prop 10 has raised nearly $75 million.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In California, when people inherit a house from their parents, they can also get the low property taxes that came with it. That’s because of a special state law.

Inheriting property tax exemptions: Who wins, who loses?

In California, when people inherit a house from their parents, they can also get the low property taxes that came with it. That’s because of a special state law.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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