This former California mayor created a guaranteed income program while in office. Why Michael Tubbs says he's still obsessed with ending poverty
In a new memoir, former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs talks about the challenges he faced growing up and how anti-poverty initiatives can give others a chance.cnbc.com
Oakland launches guaranteed pay plan for low-income people
The Oakland Resilient Families program has so far raised $6.75 million from private donors including Blue Meridian Partners, a national philanthropy group. “Direct investment in the community in response to systemic injustices isn't new.”The idea of a guaranteed income dates to the 18th century. “The fact that mayors are piloting (guaranteed income programs), using political capital to raise capital to allow their constituents to have basic necessities, is a policy failure," Tubbs said. “It's an admission that we need to do more.”It's unclear what a national guaranteed income program would look like. AdA form of guaranteed income could take effect for many parents this year as part of the latest federal stimulus package.
Experiment in guaranteed income leads to more work and better health, analysis shows
The SEED program helped Tomas Vargas Jr. move from working part-time to securing full-time employment. Courtesy of Tomas Vargas Jr.Vargas, 36, is now working full-time in manufacturing. He also said he is a better parent and partner to his wife than he was before the experiment began. For example, one program participant who worked two jobs and wasn't entitled to paid time off, was able to take unpaid time off when she contracted COVID-19 — and still pay her bills. One SEED participant said the stipend helped alleviate their anxiety to the extent that they were able to stop taking medication they had relied on previously.cbsnews.com
Stockton's universal basic income program pays off
Stockton's universal basic income program pays off Stockton, California, made headlines when it began an experiment to fight poverty by testing universal basic income: giving 125 randomly selected individuals with below-average incomes $500 each month for two years. Michael Tubbs, the former mayor of Stockton, joins CBSN to discuss the program he piloted and the impact it made on the community.cbsnews.com
New stimulus proposals look like a guaranteed income experiment. Early results show whether it will work
Around that time, cities like Jackson, Mississippi, and Stockton, California, started running tests to see exactly how these kinds of programs could work. "You can trust Black moms to do what is they need for their families," Nyandoro said of the results. The results showed that program participants were twice as likely to find full-time work compared to people who were not part of it. Drew Angerer | Getty ImagesBoth Nyandoro and Tubbs hope to see the concept of guaranteed income embraced on a federal level. Yet it's still unclear whether that would be in the form of guaranteed income or universal basic income, according to Baker.cnbc.com
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donates $15 million to help cities provide guaranteed income to their residents
Now, one initiative is getting a $15 million donation from Twitter CEO and billionaire Jack Dorsey to help put such experiments to work. The organization is Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a group of about 30 mayors across the country who have signed on to test guaranteed income pilot programs in their cities. This summer, he founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income to help other mayors across the country establish similar programs. The $15 million provided by Dorsey will help fund the guaranteed income pilot programs. Tubbs said he hopes the program can help set an example for political leaders in Washington, D.C., to follow.cnbc.com
Mayors vow to launch guaranteed income programs across US
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 it got a lot of attention in the U.S. as the centerpiece of Andrew Yang's failed bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “We understand that a guaranteed income is not a panacea for everything (but) is a powerful tool that provides a floor for everyone." But some of the other programs outlined Wednesday by mayors at a news conference would rely on a mix of public and private money.
New this week: Beyonc, Alanis Morissette and Emmy noms
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Black Is King: Written, directed and executive produced by Beyonc, the pop stars visual album arrives Friday on Disney+. Given that the last time Beyonc made something similar she crafted the dazzling film Lemonade, Black Is King like most things involving Beyonc is a major event. ), Kim Kaydence Krysiuk (Ariana Grande), Akil Fresh King (Beyonc) and others. Morissette also had an anniversary tour planned for her 1995 album, but that was also scraped due to COVID-19.