Guaranteed income programs have been gaining momentum in cities across the U.S. over the past few years. A bill in the Oregon Legislature would create the nation’s first statewide guaranteed income pilot program. Healthy foods, like olive oil, are a luxury for Char Reavis. But that was among the first things the Lane County resident bought when she got her federal stimulus check in 2020.
“You know, that was incredible,” said the 60-year-old Reavis, who survives off of monthly social security disability payments and SNAP benefits. “I just couldn’t get fresh and healthy foods on my income. But when I […]