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Stockton, CA, Pilot Program Raises Support For Universal Basic Income Among US Mayors

Universal basic income, the policy that promises a regular paycheck regardless of employment, is starting to gain traction and funding.
Mayor Michael Tubbs. (Timothy Archibald/The Forbes Collection)

Universal basic income — the policy that promises a regular paycheck regardless of employment — is starting to gain traction and funding.

This week, billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced a $3 million to Mayors For A Guaranteed Income. One of the leaders of the coalition, , has been piloting a UBI program in his city of Stockton, California, since early 2019.

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