Mauricio asked the Denver City Council Monday to continue funding the Denver Basic Income Project. A migrant from Guatemala thanked the City Council Monday for funding the Denver Basic Income Project and asked they continue to fund it so he can hire a lawyer and become a U.S. citizen.
For the past several weeks at City Council meetings, people have been speaking in support of the project. The Denver Basic Income Project, or DBIP, provides no-strings attached cash to 807 people experiencing homelessness, according to a fact sheet on its website. Nearly half have a disability. People with severe mental […]
Nearly 100 people marched around Civic Center Park September 22 in support of expanding Denver’s basic income pilot program, which provides varying amounts of no-strings-attached cash to unhoused people.
The rally was hosted by the Denver Basic Income Project (DBIP), a nonprofit that has distributed no-strings-attached cash payments to over 800 unhoused people in Denver. Attendees included advocacy organizations like Servicios De La Raza, a 51-year-old advocacy organization that provides services for low-income earning households, as well as state lawmakers, local residents, and activists. It was held at the end of so-called the Denver City Council’s “Budget Week,” when the […]
Advocates for the Denver Basic Income Project rallied at the Colorado Capitol on Friday to urge local leaders to support additional funding for the program, which provides direct cash assistance to people experiencing homelessness.
In honor of Basic Income National Day of Action, DBIP leadership and other supporters marched from the Colorado Capitol to the Denver City and County Building to demand Mayor Mike Johnston fund another year of the program.
The project is coming to the end of its first full-scale launch of the program , which was possible thanks to funding from the city. Mark Donovan, founder and director […]
Delaware’s program is different in that the money is just going to those who are pregnant with low-income in targeted ZIP codes. The state’s program is being funded with a combination of federal pandemic relief dollars and staff from the state Division of Public Health.
The initiative is being overseen by the Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium , whose mission is to reduce infant and maternal mortality and improve the health of new moms and babies.
Delaware’s infant mortality rate was one of the highest in the nation two decades ago, but efforts to reduce it have paid off, […]
New administrative and information technology (IT) support systems are part of the reason for the delay in approvals of applications under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS).
These new systems being implemented in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have already been blamed for the delay in payment dates under the Basic Income Support for Sustainability (BISS) and the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme.
However, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said that these new systems are also partially responsible for the delay in application approvals under TAMS.In response to a recent parliamentary question […]
Victoria Rodriguez, with her son Silas in May. Rodriguez is receiving $1,000 a month to help make ends meet. (Courtesy of Victoria Rodriguez) From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know!
When Victoria Rodriguez became pregnant in 2021, the 29-year-old student and dental billing specialist knew money would be tight.
While Rodriguez and her boyfriend, who works at an Amazon warehouse, began planning for the baby, they learned about a state-sponsored initiative that could help them surmount financial hurdles.The pilot program is giving $1,000 a month […]
I’ve probably written this too many times, but…
The idea that giving poor people money makes their lives better has never been in doubt. It’s been tested over and over again, always with the same result. You can run another 1000 test projects to see if giving poor people money makes them less poor, and the result will be positive, pretty much every time. I don’t know why it keeps being reported as if this is news. It isn’t. Pouring water over someone makes them wet, showering poor people with money makes them less poor.
The question for UBI isn’t whether […]
The idea of a “universal basic income” (UBI) has been around a long time. Most supporters are broadly on the left of the political spectrum, but many conservative thought leaders including Charles Murray as well as Reagan officials like James Baker and George Schultz, have also been willing to consider the idea.
The idea behind UBI is simple: replace welfare payments to the poor with cash payments to empower the poor to manage their government benefits. Welfare programs have a bunch of hoops and phase-outs that can often disincentivize going from welfare to work. One problem with UBI (as […]
US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo visited the Ford School of Public Policy on September 22 as part of the Policy Talks @ the Ford School series.
In a discussion with Professor Betsey Stevenson, Raimondo addressed climate change, economic competition with China, education, national security, protectionism, the semiconductor sector, and the state of American manufacturing.
Raimondo drew on her experience as governor of Rhode Island and secretary of commerce to defend the Biden administration’s approaches to economic and foreign policy. She especially focused on China’s threats to American economic and national security.Much of the discussion was about China’s refusal to […]
Tax Audit Due Date should be extended? Penalty for Non-Filing TAR
The Due Date for filing Tax Audit Reports (TAR) as per the Income Tax Act for Financial Year 2022-23 (Assessment Year 2023-24) is 30th September 2023.
21 Basic Income Tax Audit Checklist Points Some reasons why the due date should be extended: Many other Due Dates Well, 30th September is not only the due date for TAR but other compliances as well. The other compliances to be done by 30th September are: The due date for conducting the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on or before […]