Tag: Low-income families

Maine contemplating basic income pilot

Bipartisan support exists for a 2019 basic income proposal that would supplement the safety net for Mainers in need. By Randy Billings Original article: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/01/02/are-cash-payments-a-more-effective-anti-poverty-tool-maine-lawmakers-are-studying-the-idea/ Sass

U.S. cities try new way to help the poor: cash

By Andy Sullivan Original article: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-cities-try-new-way-help-poor-give-them-money-2021-12-21/ WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of U.S. cities are deploying a new tool in

Atlanta experiments with guaranteed basic income programs

By Thomas Wheatley Original article: https://www.axios.com/local/atlanta/2021/11/10/atlanta-experiment-guaranteed-income-program How could a monthly $800 check change your life? Atlanta may soon find out as it tests two guaranteed income pilot

Fremont City Leaders Vote to Study Universal Basic Income Pilot Program

By Bob Redell Original article: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/making-it-in-the-bay/fremont-city-leaders-vote-to-study-universal-basic-income-pilot-program/2715880/ Fremont could become the next Bay Area city to create universal basic income for residents as city leaders late Tuesday

Study: Poor parents receiving universal payments spend more on kids

By Sara Zaske, WSU News & Media Relations Original article: https://news.wsu.edu/press-release/2021/10/28/poor-parents-receiving-universal-payments-increase-spending-on-kids/ PULLMAN, Wash. –  When given cash with no strings attached, low- and middle-income parents increased their