Legal fight over Uplift Harris continues

Legal fight over Uplift Harris continues

Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee speaks at a recent press conference. Photo: Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images Harris County has asked the Texas Supreme Court to allow its guaranteed income pilot program to proceed as courts decide whether it’s legal.

Why it matters: The fate of the Uplift Harris program remains uncertain as the state Supreme Court weighs a legal challenge from Attorney General Ken Paxton. The 18-month program, if allowed to move forward, will send $500 a month to 1,900 low-income Harris County families.

State of play: 8% of Harris County residents live in areas of persistent […]

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