Austin City Council set to vote on $1.18 million guaranteed basic income plan

Austin City Council set to vote on $1.18 million guaranteed basic income plan

The Austin City Council is set to vote Thursday on a $1.18 million guaranteed basic income pilot program that will give 85 families $1,000 of taxpayer funds a month for a year.

Basic income is a government-funded policy that provides regular cash payments to citizens with no strings attached.

If approved, Austin’s local government will partner with the California non-profit UpTogether to administer the program and analyze the results once the year-long trial run is complete.“The evaluation will include analysis of survey and interview data, as well as additional case studies with participants seeking to make recommendations and measure impact in […]

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