A minimum wage hike passed in record time this week, dominating news out of the Capitol. But in other news from the San Diego’s legislative delegation Senator Patricia Bates is pushing for harsher sentences against opioid dealers and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is trying to get immigrants better access to compensation for on-the-job injuries.

Data shows that a large chunk of short-term rentals in San Diego are run by big companies, not individual owners. Proponents of a ban on non-owner-occupied short-term rentals say that’s a formula for disaster. Those companies say it’s just the opposite: Unlike individual operators, they have the resources to police problem tenants.

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