California senator proposes checks for low-income, homeless high school seniors

California senator proposes checks for low-income, homeless high school seniors

Students at Piner High School complete a class assignment in August 2019. (Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters) By Jeanne Kuang

Cal Matters

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 school seniors who have experienced homelessness, starting from around the time of graduation to their fall enrollment in […]

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