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    By Adam Beam Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities — from Los Angeles to Paterson, New Jersey — have pledged to support such programs as part of the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. They are led by Michael Tubbs, the 30-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, who launched one of the country’s first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of private donations from Silicon Valley. The idea of guaranteed income programs has...
    Loading the player... SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities — from Los Angeles to Paterson, New Jersey — have pledged to support such programs as part of the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. They are led by Michael Tubbs, the 30-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, who launched one of the country’s first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of private donations from Silicon Valley. Read More: HBO doc ‘Stockton On My...
    STOCKTON (AP) – A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it – part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities – from Los Angeles to Paterson, New Jersey – have pledged to support such programs as part of the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. They are led by Michael Tubbs, the 30-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, who launched one of the country’s first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of private donations from Silicon Valley. The idea of guaranteed income programs has been around for decades, but...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities — from Los Angeles to Paterson, New Jersey — have pledged to support such programs as part of the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. They are led by Michael Tubbs, the 30-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, who launched one of the country’s first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of private donations from Silicon Valley. The idea of guaranteed income programs has been around for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A pilot program proposed by St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter to guarantee $500 in monthly income to 150 low-income families affected by COVID-19 has hit a snag, with an influential congressional liberal questioning whether the plan to use federal coronavirus aid is legal. The St. Paul City Council delayed a vote until at least next week after U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat who represents the capital city, warned in a letter Wednesday that the proposal requires “careful design, implementation and oversight.” McCollum wrote to the Democratic mayor and all-Democratic council that the city must make certain that the program won’t violate laws on how the city can spend the money it is receiving under the federal...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter signed an executive order Thursday creating a pilot program offering guaranteed income of $500 a month for families in low-income neighborhoods that have also been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The People’s Prosperity Pilot will provide 150 families with $500 per month for 18 months. The money will come with no strings attached, such as work requirements. The cash is meant to supplement the existing social safety net and thereby become a tool for a more equitable city. “More than ever before, this economic crisis has pushed families into crisis, struggling to maintain basic necessities for their children,” said the mayor, in a statement. “This demonstration pilot is an exciting new...
    Calling race-based poverty and financial instability in the COVID-era part of a “series of compound crises,” St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Thursday announced he had created an 18-month guaranteed basic income program by executive order. The city will issue $500 monthly to 150 low-income families impacted by the pandemic. “If our budget does not reflect our values, they’re not our values,” said Carter, who invoked slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s “War on Poverty” campaign while acknowledging that critics would call the effort “far-fetched or even a radical idea.” The mayor noted that more than 70,000 residents in the city of 315,000 people had applied for unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic. He sought to...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Would an extra $500 a month help? If you already earn good money, it might not make a difference. But for people living in poverty, Mayor Bill Peduto thinks it could change their lives. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller sat down one-on-one with Mayor Peduto on Thursday to talk about why Pittsburgh joined 15 other cities to take part in a new pilot program for “guaranteed income.” “A number of people in the city of Pittsburgh will be chosen to be able to receive a monthly stipend, basically a debit card,” said Mayor Peduto. He said the “guaranteed income” means an extra $500 a month. The city will jump-start the program using $10 million from Jack Dorsey at Twitter....
    If there was ever a good time to convince people guaranteed income can make a difference, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs figured it’d be in the middle of a pandemic that is taking a heavier toll in poor neighborhoods and among Black and Latinx communities. So Tubbs, whose city has been at the heart of one of the nation’s few experiments with free cash payments for more than a year, launched Mayors for Guaranteed Income last month to push for federal policy. So far, the mayors of Oakland, Los Angeles, Compton, Atlanta and 13 others have signed on. “In the worst way, the pandemic has been a really good moment for guaranteed income,” said Sukhi Samra, executive director for Stockton’s privately-funded...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey is donating $3 million to a guaranteed income pilot program in more than a dozen cities, including Pittsburgh. “This is one tool to close the wealth and income gap, level systemic race and gender inequalities and create economic security for families,” Dorsey said on Twitter. The entire network is so appreciative of this support. Together, we can make the American economy work for everyone. https://t.co/y017BagU4i — Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (@mayorsforagi) July 9, 2020 The city announced last week Mayor Bill Peduto joined the Mayors for Guaranteed Income, a network of mayors around the country advocating for a guaranteed income following the economic devastation of the coronavirus...