For the California Public Utilities Commission’s “Affordability Workshop #1 (Defining and Measuring Affordability): Public Workshop,” Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin presented on economic insecurity and the cost of basic needs in California through different lenses, including the official poverty measure, Supplemental Poverty Measure, and basic family budgets.
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