By Dan Walters
January 17, 2016 – 9:06 AM
- Millions of people in state are mired in poverty
- Caring for their needs costs $200 billion a year
- But politicians wrangle over whether it’s enough
Gov. Jerry Brown was still explaining his new budget to reporters on Jan. 7 when advocates for the poor, who didn’t like what he was saying, began firing email blasts.