Iowa Legislature bans funding for “guaranteed income” programs

Iowa Legislature bans funding for

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Guaranteed income programs like one started in the Des Moines metro last year could face major funding hurdles under legislation awaiting the governor’s signature.

Why it matters: There’s disagreement about whether the programs are unnecessary tax dollar handouts or paths out of poverty for some families, Iowa Public Radio reports .

Catch up fast: UpLift — The Central Iowa Basic Income Pilot is a $2.5 million program led by The Harkin Institute, featuring public and private funding, that launched early last year. The program provides a $500 monthly stipend to 110 low-income families in Polk, Dallas […]

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