A recent study by the various United Way chapters in California says 33 percent of Californians struggle to meet theri basic living costs - and that number is even higher in the Inland Empire. KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.
California has one of the highest percentages of seniors living in poverty in the United States, outranked only by Washngton, D.C. Escalating rent and healthcare costs are forcing many of California's elderly onto a path of downward mobility. As part of our statewide collaboration covering the California Dream, KPBS's Amita Sharma has this story.
California has the highest rate of poverty in the nation when cost-of-living expenses are factored in. That's what State Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes recently claimed at a forum in Sacramento. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out this eye-opening claim.