Newark, New Jersey launches two-year basic income pilot

Newark’s pilot will be one of the nation’s largest in collaboration with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a national network of mayors advocating for a guaranteed income to ensure that all Americans have an income floor. On May 10, 2021, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka launched the Newark Movement for Economic Equity, a two-year research study that will give a guaranteed income, or unconditional cash payments, to Newark residents. The city will start with an initial cohort of 30 residents before scaling to 400

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Andrew Yang, who is running for New York mayor, speaks at a press conference on January 14. Michael M. Santiago/Getty

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