Mayor Ras Baraka Favors Universal Income for Newark Residents

Robert Valencia i
Mar 23, 2019 - 5:00
Mayor Ras Baraka Favors Universal Income for Newark Residents

New Jersey’s largest city could become the first in the nation to adopt a secured income to reduce poverty levels. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka seeks to establish a task force to evaluate if such a program could improve the lives of residents in need. “The problems we have belong to all of us, not just a few of us, so the solutions must be collective and not individual,” Baraka said during his State of the City address last week. “We believe in universal basic income, especially in a time where studies have shown that families that have a crisis of just $400 in a month...

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