CA Gov. Gavin Newsom extends price gouging protections through March 2021

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The executive order effectively extends protections set in place after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency across California in March. (Photo by Gage Skidmore under CC BY-SA 2.0.)

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Sunday that extends protections against price gouging through March 4, 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a state press release, the protections generally prohibit sellers from increasing prices on medical or emergency supplies, consumer goods and food, among other items, by more than 10%. The executive order effectively extends protections set in place after Newsom declared a state of emergency across California in March.

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