Pomona’s Basic Income Pilot: A Lifeline for New Parents Amid Rising Costs

Pomona's Basic Income Pilot: A Lifeline for New Parents Amid Rising Costs

Pomona’s Basic Income Pilot: A Lifeline for New Parents Amid Rising Costs

Starting this summer, the city of Pomona, California, is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to support new parents struggling with the high costs of raising young children. The Pomona Household Universal Grants Pilot Program will provide 250 families with children under the age of 4 with a monthly stipend of $500 for 18 months. This program aims to alleviate some of the financial pressure that comes with parenthood, particularly when expenses are high, and incomes may be reduced due to parental leave. Canva Funded by the American […]

Money for nothing: is universal basic income about to transform society?

Money for nothing: is universal basic income about to transform society? – The Guardian Quick Summary:

The concept of a guaranteed income is gaining traction as a solution to the impact of AI and way to encourage more rewarding and socially valuable workWhen Elinor O’Donovan found out she had been randomly selected to participate in a basic income pilot scheme, she couldn’t believe her luck.

In return for a guaranteed salary of just over €1,400 (£1,200) a month from the Irish government, all the 27-year-old artist had to do was fill out a bi-annual questionnaire about her wellbeing and how […]

Why we should keep the Basic Income for the Arts

Why we should keep the Basic Income for the Arts

Irma McLoughlin from Performing Arts Forum makes a case for the retention of the Basic Income for the Arts scheme , launched by the Irish government in 2022 to provide a basic weekly income for artists.

A number of artist resource organisations are working together to retain, extend and expand Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts Pilot.

What is Basic Income for the Arts? Currently a three-year pilot scheme, Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts (BIA) pilot scheme launched in 2022. Following over 9,000 applications, 2,000 artists and arts workers presently receive a weekly basic income of €325 and […]

FG Fails To Approve Tax Waiver For Dangote, 212 Other Companies Five Years After Application

FG Fails To Approve Tax Waiver For Dangote, 212 Other Companies Five Years After Application

The applications for tax waivers of 213 companies submitted to the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission have yet to be approved five years after the government agency received them, findings by THE WHISTLER have revealed.

The companies are seeking the tax waiver under the Pioneer Status Incentive scheme and in compliance with the Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Act 2004.

AdvertisementA pioneer status is an incentive from the federal government, which exempts companies from basic income tax.The incentive is also known as tax holiday and is generally regarded as an industrial measure aimed at stimulating investment into the economy.This means companies with […]

Money for nothing: is universal basic income about to transform society?

Money for nothing: is universal basic income about to transform society?

Australia Latest News,Australia Headlines hen Elinor O’Donovan found out she had been randomly selected to participate in a basic income pilot scheme, she couldn’t believe her luck. In return for a guaranteed salary of just over €1,400 a month from the Irish government, all the 27-year-old artist had to do was fill out a bi-annual questionnaire about her wellbeing and how she spends her time. “It was like winning the lottery. I was in such disbelief,” she says.

The counter argument is that although AI could replace a range of jobs, it will also create new roles . Yet for […]

Money for nothing: is universal basic income about to transform society?

Money for nothing: is universal basic income about to transform society?

Elinor O’Donovan: ‘A guaranteed income covers my living expenses, my rent and day-to-day stuff.’ Photograph: Denis Vahey/The Observer The concept of a guaranteed income is gaining traction as a solution to the impact of AI and way to encourage more rewarding and socially valuable work

When Elinor O’Donovan found out she had been randomly selected to participate in a basic income pilot scheme, she couldn’t believe her luck. In return for a guaranteed salary of just over €1,400 (£1,200) a month from the Irish government, all the 27-year-old artist had to do was fill out a bi-annual questionnaire about her […]

Baltimore City files court action against ‘Baby Bonus Fund ‘ charter amendment

Baltimore City files court action against 'Baby Bonus Fund ' charter amendment

BALTIMORE —

A ballot measure to provide one-time payments of at least $1,000 to new parents is the subject of a court complaint.

The proposed amendment to the Baltimore City charter to create a " Baltimore Baby Bonus Fund " was approved last week to appear on the November ballot after the Maryland Child Alliance spent almost $4,000 over 15 months to collect the 14,000 signatures needed.But Mayor Brandon Scott filed suit on Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court, which caught the group of teachers behind the program totally off guard.| LINK : Read the city’s court complaint (PDF)Supporters of […]

SASSA Considers Universal Basic Income Grant: Are SRD Payments Ending?

SASSA Considers Universal Basic Income Grant: Are SRD Payments Ending?

The African National Congress (ANC), a big political party in South Africa, has a new plan. They want to convert the money given to people during the COVID-19 pandemic into a regular income for everyone. They told everyone about this plan just before the elections. If they win the election and form the government, they promise to make this plan happen within two years.

Contents SASSA Considers Universal Basic Income Grant

ANC’s Promise for Regular Money for Everyone Help for People in South Africa Now Basic Income: A Discussion All Over the World How Basic Income […]

Victoria councilors vote to further explore the benefits of Universal Basic Income

Victoria councilors vote to further explore the benefits of Universal Basic Income

The Union of BC Municipalities will bring the debate on UBI to its annual general meeting with the support of Victoria city councillors.

July 12, 2024

Victoria councilors vote to further explore the benefits of Universal Basic Income By Sidney ColesSee original post here. The idea of a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) is once again receiving attention from policymakers and decision-makers at local, provincial, and national levels.Last Thursday, Victoria City Councillors voted on whether to endorse the Union of BC Municipalitity’s (UBCM) resolution to explore a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in BC. Mayor Marianne Alto, who introduced the […]

TGIF Blogcast: Biden survives NATO; Denver Basic Income; Chuck Todd ugh

Lend A Helping Can Joey Hang On! (A Dan Caplis original)

In case you weren’t sure how my colleague KHOW host Dan Caplis wanted this election to go, here’s his dream set to music Just One Thing: Biden hangs on through presser, with one big gaffe

Other than a gaffe early in yesterday’s NATO press conference in which Joe Biden called Kamala Harris “Vice President Trump”, he did a fairly solid job, especially if you’re grading on a Biden curve. I mean, he still seemed old and a bit halting but basically he covered a decent range of issues […]