SACRAMENTO – California’s poverty rate is the worst in the country, according to data from a newly developed tool released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly one-quarter of the state lives in poverty -- higher than rates in the Deep South and New York -- under the federal Supplemental Poverty Measure.
Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) and Assemblyman Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), chairs of the Senate and Assembly Human Services Committees, convened a hearing Tuesday, March 12, to hear from a panel of research experts about the factors that contribute to the state’s high poverty rate.
Armed with an affidavit as a condition imposed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV showed up at Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) Julia Vargas branch, Pasig City 11 am, April 2 but still failed to get a waiver from the Mayor to disprove allegations of PHP 2.4 billion “hidden wealth,” including the PHP 211 million deposit in the said bank.
“I have the affidavit, but there was no waiver,” stressed Trillanes who called Duterte a “coward.”
This time, the tough-talking Mayor wanted all the other presidential candidates to sign a waiver and open all their bank accounts to the public.
Although he was open to showing “all” of his bank transactions during the past 30 years, Duterte insisted all other candidates must be compelled to open all their accounts, too.
Premier gaming and entertainment destination in Sonoma County prepares to welcome new resort, spa, meeting space and pool
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – Hundreds of construction tradesmen and women gathered together last April 26 along with leadership from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and business and community leaders to place the
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