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Inflation Has Affected Family Spending

By Sarah Bohn, Jenny Duan

What has stubbornly high inflation meant for California families? Although wage gains have partly offset the impact of higher prices, Californians—especially lower-income households—are confronting higher spending levels for food, transportation, and other necessities.

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California’s Cash-Based Safety Net

By Caroline Danielson

Cash assistance helps keep low-income Californians out of poverty. Tax credits help those with low—and sometimes no—incomes, while several programs provide monthly assistance to children and other targeted populations.

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Extreme Heat Takes a Toll on Californians’ Health

By Gokce Sencan

As the summer season kicks off, Californians are feeling the heat—literally. As the state faces increasingly severe heat waves, what impact is this growing risk having on Californians’ health, and how can we prepare?

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