Stockton, CA launches long-threatened ‘basic income’ pilot program

Stockton, CA launches long-threatened ‘basic income’ pilot program
Mayor Michael Tubbs (Image: YouTube screen grab via Q&A with Stockton's Mayor-elect Michael Tubbs)

[Ed. – Long-awaited.  $500 a month.  “Team of independent researchers” to select 100 recipients.  What could go wrong?]

The letter 1,200 people will be receiving over the next few days does not mean people will automatically receive money but it brings them closer to potentially being selected. …

[T]he Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration program (SEED) is sending letters to people who may be eligible to get $500 a month with no strings attached. …

The researchers will also have a comparison group as part of the program. It consists of 200 additional people who will get a $20 gift card for filling out surveys and provide feedback. …

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People who receive a letter from SEED have until December 23rd to fill out a consent form online.

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