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State Eviction Moratorium Bill Gathers Some Momentum

Sen. John Keenan and Rep. James Arciero (center) helm a Housing Committee virtual hearing Thursday at which dozens of people were signed up to testify on an eviction moratorium bill. Committee member Rep. Mike Connolly (on screen) asks a question while participating remotely. [Sam Doran/SHNS]

Warning that the existing federal moratorium is tenuous and confusing, Sen. Patricia Jehlen urged her colleagues on Thursday to revive a state-level temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures despite opposition from property owners and landlords who argue it would exacerbate an already-strained market.

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