Los Angeles Is Latest, Biggest, City to Give Guaranteed Income a Shot

One of the biggest cities in the United States is going to experiment with guaranteed income.

Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks into a microphone

During his State of City address yesterday, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti revealed that he has included $24 million to pilot a universal basic income program in his city budget. If it passes, LA would become the latest and biggest city in the United States to experiment with UBI.

Here’s what you need to know about the LA program and how it fits in with the broader effort to bring UBI to the USA.

How would the LA guaranteed income plan work?

told LAist

Where else is UBI being tested?

Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

Is there any evidence it works?

a lot of benefits