Despite the pandemic recession, some people have been able to save and pay down personal debt. But a lot of Californians are still struggling. On this episode of California State of Mind, we’ll explore what that mixed financial picture means for policymakers. Nicole talks with reporters Jackie Botts and Laurence Du Sault about their reporting on the issue. And we hear from a San Diego woman who had to take out a title loan on her car while struggling to get unemployment benefits.
And there’s a new plan to encourage some schools to reopen across the state. Elizabeth talks with Ricardo Cano about California’s legislative package and how it might help get kids back in the classroom.