CA Senator Proposes Checks For Low-Income High School Seniors

CA Senator Proposes Checks For Low-Income High School Seniors

A state senator wants to send no-strings-attached checks to homeless high school seniors in California.

Students at Piner High School complete a class assignment on Aug. 14, 2019. (Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters) CAMPBELL, CA — As efforts to provide a guaranteed income spring up around California, a lawmaker who has pushed for such state-funded pilot programs has set his sights on another population he says should benefit — low-income high school seniors on the brink of adulthood.

State Sen. Dave Cortese, a Democrat from Campbell, is sponsoring a bill for the state to give no-strings-attached checks to about 15,000 high […]

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