A MAJOR county has voted to implement a new guaranteed basic income program.
Harris County, Texas , which includes Houston, has approved a new payment program called Uplift. Harris County is starting a basic income program Uplift will provide $500 monthly checks for a year and half to 1500 residents.
The payments will cost $20.5million taken from $915million the county received in COVID-19 federal funding.Democratic-controlled Harris County Commissioners Court voted for the program 4-1.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had been lobbying for such a basic income for two years. He is one of 43 mayors to join Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, […]