Brackeen Proposes Universal-Income Trial

Brackeen: Time to try UBI. Darryl Brackeen says New Haven has a way to help working-class families get their child tax credits back — and test out a longer-term poverty-fighting idea in the process.

Brackeen, an Upper Westville alder, has proposed that New Haven use some if its $115 million in federal pandemic-relief American Rescue Plan (ARPA) money to give qualifying families $250 a month for a year and a half. Many of these families qualified to receive the same monthly payment in increased federal child tax credits last year, a new program championed by New Haven U.S. Rep. Rosa […]

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