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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks during a press conference advocating for rent control legislation she is sponsoring.

Seattle rent control legislation heads to full Council vote after being rejected in committee

A Seattle City Council committee voted against new legislation Friday to establish a rent control policy for the city. The legislation would only go into effect if Washington State repeals laws prohibiting cities from regulating rent. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, was voted down 2-3 by the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee. Under...