Villaraigosa Gets It Wrong on California Poverty Figures

6/10/2017 - Professor of Economics Ann Stevens at PolitiFact.

"Seventy-seven of the top 300 cities with the highest poverty rate are in our state," Villaraigosa said at the forum, hosted on June 6, 2017 in San Francisco by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Ann Stevens, director of the Center for Poverty Research and a professor of economics at the University of California at Davis, reviewed the study and Villaraigosa’s claim at our request

His statement is "not accurate in terms of the poverty rate," Stevens told us.

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