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California Universal Basic Income

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs

FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, then-Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs speaks during an interview in Stockton, Calif. A study of people in California who received $500 a month for free says they used it to pay off debt and get full-time jobs. A pair of independent researchers reviewed data from the first year of the study and released their finding on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Run by a nonprofit founded by Tubbs, the program gave $500 a month to 125 people who lived in census tracts at or below the city’s median household income of $46,033. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)