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LA County launches $1K per month universal basic income program
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Los Angeles County’s basic income program in which 1,000 residents are receiving $1,000 per month for the next three years is now underway, officials say.
The recipients in the pilot program – which the county’s Board of Supervisors established to tackle poverty and income instability – were randomly chosen from a pool of more than 180,000 who applied, according to Fox 11 LA.
"Given the huge number of L.A. County residents who applied, it's abundantly clear that a guaranteed basic income is an idea whose time has come," Supervisor Sheila Kuehl told the station. "I'm confident that we will see what other pilots have already shown: that a guaranteed basic income, by giving people a bit of financial breathing room, allows them to stabilize their lives and that of their family.
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