Is a guaranteed income program right for Washington? Lawmakers are considering it

Is a guaranteed income program right for Washington? Lawmakers are considering it

Washington State Capitol Guaranteed Basic Income could become a reality in Washington state. State lawmakers have introduced a bill that would provide monthly cash payments to people who are low income, with no strings attached, that would last for up to 3 years.

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The prime sponsor is State Representative Liz Berry , of the 36th District in Seattle. She told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm the payments would apply to anyone making 50 percent or less than area median income: Representative Liz Berry : To put that into context, if you live in Seattle […]

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