One Southern state wants to give away free money in order to increase the quality of life for some of its residents. The state of Georgia will soon implement a new guaranteed income program in order to decrease the wage gap for some women.
Georgia named their flagship program “In Her Hands.” Officials describe it as the largest guaranteed income program in the South. The Georgia Resiliency and Opportunity Fund partnered with GiveDirectly to administer the program, which they say will mostly cater to black women.
The program begins with an initial $13 million investment and will begin in early 2022. […]