The DQ: Holly Mitchell on the future of CalWORKs

December 12, 2012

CalWORKs is the darkhorse in the world of public policy.We who believe in the integrity of the program have got to begin to change the perception. It's designed to keep children from slipping into poverty. -- Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), quoted by reporter Kevin Yamamura in today's Sacramento Bee.

Mitchell, as Yamamura reports, said she wants to add funding back to CalWORKs, but knows lawmakers have to pick their spots, given how politicians have demonized the program.