Declines In Poverty In 2019, But California Leads The Nation – In Poverty – With Austin, Texas Trying Hard To Catch Up

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from TPPF,

What to Know: California continues to lead the nation in poverty, with government policies making matters worse.

The TPPF Take: Some Texas cities, led by Austin, are attempting to replicate California’s disastrous policies.

“California’s persistently high housing costs drive almost 2 million people into poverty, with 17.2% of Californians in poverty, the nation’s highest, compared to 12.5% nationally,” notes TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “For the past 10 years, California has had the nation’s highest poverty rate as determined by the Supplemental Poverty Measure. We must ensure that Texas doesn’t follow suit.”

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