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Liam Dillon

Liam Dillon covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times and is based in Sacramento. Prior to joining The Times in 2016, Dillon covered local politics in San Diego and Southwest Florida.
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the tech industry to help pay for new housing. But not for the neediest Californians

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was asking tech leaders for a lot of money to help stem's the state's affordable housing crisis. But how exactly would that work and what conflicts might arise?

California housing crisis podcast: Newsom's big affordable-housing budget

Newsom put forward $2.3 billion in new low-and moderate-income housing and homelessness spending. And he also promised to — for the first time — punish cities and counties that don’t approve enough new homes by threatening to take away their transportation dollars.

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