Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a spending plan that uses California’s growing surplus to fund new anti-poverty initiatives.
Calling California’s traffic court system a “hellhole of desperation” for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can’t afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver’s license suspensions since 2006.
The Gathering Inn in Roseville is the only year-round overnight shelter between Sacramento and Reno, but it might be forced to close down without a lot of cash to keep it open.