Texas Supreme Court orders Harris County not to make payments under guaranteed income program

The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a ruling barring Harris County from launching a guaranteed income program that is currently being challenged by Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The decision comes just days after Houston Judge Ursula Hall rejected Paxton’s arguments that the Uplift Harris program, which distributes monthly wages to more than 1,900 low-income residents, is unconstitutional.

“If the program includes a public benefit, it does not violate the constitution,” Houston Landing said.Paxton’s lawyers argued that taxpayer money must be used in the public interest for a general benefit. TEXAS LEGISLATURE CHALLENGES ‘LOTTERY SOCIALISM’, URGES STATES TO DECIDE ON UNIVERSAL […]

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