Lawmakers kill effort to expand California rent control

  • Orinio Opinaldo of Los Angeles holds a sign in support of legislation that would allow California cities to expand rent control policies during a hearing in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Housing prices are exploding in California and residents like Opinaldo think more rent control would help. (AP photo/Kathleen Ronayne)

  • Voters hold signs demonstrating their support for legislation that would allow California communities to expand rent control policies during a legislative hearing in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The proposal would repeal a law known as the Costa-Hawkins Act that limits cities’ ability to adopt rent control measures on properties built after 1995. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An effort to expand rent control in California died Thursday in a legislative committee after four hours of testimony as hundreds of landlords and renters raucously chanted from the hallway outside.

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