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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:46 AM

CA Surpasses Mississippi, Lousiana as Most Impoverished State

Nearly a quarter of Californians live in poverty, new study finds

By Andrew Lopez | Friday, Nov 8, 2013 | Updated 5:17 PM PST

Poverty In CA Is Worse Than in Mississippi

An alternative method of measuring poverty revealed that California is the most impoverished state in the country, with nearly a quarter of its residents living below the poverty line due mostly to housing costs.

The number of poor Californians jumped from 6.2 million to nearly 9 million over three years, according to the United States Census Bureau, who used in their study factors such as housing costs, tax credits and other programs that assist low-income families.

Though some experts say the report might underestimate safety-net benefits offered in the state, overall it does point to a state struggling to keep up with living costs.

"A large number of Californians are under economic distress," said Marybeth Mattingly, a research consultant at Stanford who works on the California Poverty Measure.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/California-Surpasses-Mississippi-Louisiana-as-Most-Impoverished-State-231183631.html

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Laelth Nov 2013 #1
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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:16 AM

1. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:50 PM

2. Well...

Cost of living is so damn high here. Glad I didn't have kids. Actually, my dog is my kid and her vet bills are hella crazy.

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:28 PM

3. Um, Pas...

 

"Hella" is exclusively a Northern California word, much like putting "the" in front of freeway numbers is a SoCal thing. Sure you don't want to be SanJoseTrudy?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:15 PM

4. In my heart

I'm more of a NorCal girl than a SoCal girl. I'd love to live up in Arcata or Trinidad some day. I lived up north of Redding in the Trinity Alps when I was a teen and loved it. I'm a hairy legged aging hippie and Los Angeles is very judgemental toward my type. I bet I'm one of the few women around here that is near 50 who doesn't wear makeup or have botox done!

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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:27 AM

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