And they paid nearly 40 percent of the state's cigarette tax revenue.
Even after a generation of stagnating market wages, taxing the poor less and spending more money on them is working.
Mayor Julián Castro understands the power of government during economic downturns. Will he address this at the Democratic National Convention?
Is understanding this the trick to saving the stagnant middle class?
After paying for essentials, the very poorest Americans are left with just a $1 a day.
Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.
More than half of Spain and Greece's young people are out of work.