It’s too bad that pregnant women in Fresno aren’t equal to others for income pilot program

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A strong effort by some key social service agencies in Fresno to create a local experiment in guaranteed monthly income has been turned down by state officials.

And that outcome is hard to understand, given Fresno’s well-documented struggles with concentrated poverty. Local leaders will next have to figure out if they can resuscitate their proposal with different funding.On Monday the state Social Services Department announced it picked seven agencies to receive more than $25 million in first-ever grants […]

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