Years of high taxes, overregulation, and cops everywhere have taken their toll on California.
The state now leads the U.S. in rates and numbers of people living in poverty. See here. (This is true even though the State has the most social workers, biggest welfare programs and biggest wealth-redistribution operations.)
The State also has the largest homeless population despite spending the most on low-income housing programs, and the worst pollution despite spending more on environmental programs than any other State.