Newsom Appoints Former Stockton Mayor Behind Guaranteed Income Test As Economics AdviserFormer Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs, who gained national attention for running the country’s highest-profile experiment with a guaranteed income, is joining Gov. Newsom’s administration as an unpaid special adviser.
Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased EmploymentAfter getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in Stockton paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Mayors Vow to Launch Guaranteed Income Programs Across USA growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism.
Stockton Basic Income Experiment Shows How Needy People Spend Free MoneyThe first data from an experiment in the city of Stockton where needy people get $500 a month from the government show they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills.