Bill banning basic income programs, like UpLift in central Iowa, passes Iowa House

Bill banning basic income programs, like UpLift in central Iowa, passes Iowa House

The bill would specifically ban a pilot program called UpLift that provides a guaranteed income of $500 a month to 110 people in central Iowa. (Photo by BetterPhoto/iStock/Getty Images) Iowa cities and counties could not enact guaranteed income programs under a bill passed Monday by the Iowa House.

House File 2319 passed 55-43 Monday. In banning guaranteed income programs, the legislation also allows the state attorney general to bring local governments to court if they do not obey a cease-and-desist letter about adoption, enforcement or maintenance of a prohibited program.

The legislation would specifically affect the UpLift program in Iowa […]

Bill banning basic income programs like UpLift in central Iowa passes Iowa House

Bill banning basic income programs like UpLift in central Iowa passes Iowa House

Cities and counties in Iowa could not implement guaranteed income programs under a bill passed by the Iowa House on Monday.

House File 2319 passed 55-43 on Monday. By banning guaranteed income programs, the legislation also allows the attorney general to sue local governments if they fail to comply with a cease and desist order over aadoption, enforcement or maintenance of a prohibited program.

The legislation would specifically affect Iowa’s UpLift program — a pilot program launched in 2023 by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research. UpLift offers 110 people a supplemental income of $500 per month. Participants […]

Short-term impacts of Universal Basic Income on population mental health inequalities in the UK: A microsimulation modelling study

Dear Dr Thomson,

On behalf of my colleagues and the Academic Editor, Charlotte Hanlon, I am pleased to inform you that we have agreed to publish your manuscript "Short-term impacts of Universal Basic Income on population mental health inequalities in the UK: A microsimulation modelling study" (PMEDICINE-D-23-02607R3) in PLOS Medicine.

I appreciate your thorough responses to the reviewers’ and editors’ comments throughout the editorial process. We look forward to publishing your manuscript, and editorially there are only two remaining minor stylistic/presentation points that should be addressed prior to publication. We will carefully check whether the changes have been made. If you […]

Basic Income Program – Republican Opposition Towards Financial Support!

Basic Income Program – Republican Opposition Towards Financial Support!

Politicians Clash Over “Guaranteed Basic Income” Programs: A Debate on Economic Philosophy and Social Support

Opposition to Guaranteed Basic Income Programs Grows as Benefits and Concerns Emerge

Business Insider – In several states, politicians are fighting against programs that give low income people money every month for a year or two, without any conditions. These programs, often called guaranteed basic income programs , have been praised by participants for helping them pay for things like rent, groceries, and credit card debt. Dia Broncucia and Justin Searls who took part in the Denver Basic Income Project, said the […]

MetLife Partners with Fidelity to Offer Lifetime Income Solution

MetLife Partners with Fidelity to Offer Lifetime Income Solution

Retirement Income

To address retiree concerns about running out of money in retirement, MetLife announced that it is working with Fidelity Investments to offer a fixed immediate income annuity through Fidelity’s new retirement income solution. Image: Shutterstock.com The availability of the MetLife Guaranteed Income Program through Fidelity’s Guaranteed Income Direct solution is designed to help expand access to immediate income annuities by allowing plan sponsors to easily offer retirement income options within their defined contribution (DC) plans.

The solution will enable participants at all savings levels to purchase an immediate income annuity through an insurer selected by their employer and annuitize […]

Short-term impacts of Universal Basic Income on population mental health inequalities in the UK: A microsimulation modelling study

Short-term impacts of Universal Basic Income on population mental health inequalities in the UK: A microsimulation modelling study

This article includes the Accessible Data icon, an experimental feature to encourage data sharing and reuse. Find out how research articles qualify for this feature. Abstract

Background

Population mental health in the United Kingdom (UK) has deteriorated, alongside worsening socioeconomic conditions, over the last decade. Policies such as Universal Basic Income (UBI) have been suggested as an alternative economic approach to improve population mental health and reduce health inequalities. UBI may improve mental health (MH), but to our knowledge, no studies have trialled or modelled UBI in whole populations. We aimed to estimate the short-term effects of introducing UBI […]

Americans may score $500 monthly checks for entire year to spend how you’d like

Americans may score $500 monthly checks for entire year to spend how you'd like

PARENTS or guardians struggling to pack their wallets might be entitled to a major payout.

As part of an initiative to help those unable to afford the cost of living , 150 lucky households will get universal basic income (UPI). The Advancing Fresno County Guarantee Income Program is opening applications for a $500 monthly income program for residents who meet three criteria Applications open on March 15Credit: Fresno County The monthly payments will be provided by the Advancing Fresno County Guarantee Income Program.

California residents can sign up to receive $500 each month for an entire year, and applications will […]

Texas Tackles Poverty: Harris County Launches Guaranteed Income, Signaling Political Shift

Texas Tackles Poverty: Harris County Launches Guaranteed Income, Signaling Political Shift

Texas Tackles Poverty: Harris County Launches Guaranteed Income, Signaling Political Shift Amidst a changing socio-political landscape, Texas is making headlines with Harris County’s recent approval of a guaranteed income program for low-income families. This bold move, diverging from the state’s traditionally conservative roots, aims to provide financial stability to those in need, utilizing leftover COVID relief funds for initial financing. Critics and supporters alike are keenly observing, as this initiative could redefine Texas’s approach to welfare and social support systems. A New Chapter for Texas Welfare

The guaranteed income program in Harris County marks a significant departure from Texas’s […]

Eligible Tacoma residents to earn $500/month through GRIT program

Eligible Tacoma residents to earn $500/month through GRIT program

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards in a promotional campaign image. (Photo courtesy of The Office of Mayor Woodards) MyNorthwest Content Editor

From April through June 2025, 175 randomly selected Tacoma families will be awarded $500 each month with no strings attached — as long as they meet certain criteria.

Originally announced in 2020 by Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, the city’s idea — “Growing Resilience in Tacoma” (GRIT) — works with United Way of Pierce County, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the Urban League, Sound Outreach and the Tacoma Housing Authority to create a universal basic income pilot program within Tacoma. More on GRIT […]

DC plans wrestle with cost, complexity and other concerns when considering in-plan retirement income

Despite benefiting from regulatory and commercial advances designed to make in-plan retirement solutions more attractive, defined contribution executives continue to wrestle with concerns about cost and complexity as well as compatibility among employers and record keepers.

"Our research suggests that DC plan advisors and consultants have reservations" about in-plan annuities, said a November report by LIMRA, an insurance industry research organization. "About eight in 10 believe that income solutions are best placed outside the DC plans for average participants." However, LIMRA also found that 70% of workers believe in-plan guaranteed income options should be offered by their employers.

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