Gov. Brown extends ban on price-gouging to six months
Rent increases limited to 10 percent
Under an executive order by Gov. Jerry Brown, protections against price-gouging in the wake of the North Bay fires — including rent increases over 10 percent — will be in effect until at least April of next year.
The ban on price gouging, which originally had a 30-day time limit, is now in effect until April 18, 2018.
The state’s anti-price gouging law went into effect earlier this month after the president and governor issued a state of emergency in California.
These protections prohibit raising the price of many consumer …