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$500 a month for free: Data shows how people spent the money

Oct. 3, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month from the government shows they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills. The 18-month, privately funded program started in February and involves 125 people in...

California city tests buzzy campaign idea for income

Sep. 3, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, California, as part of an experiment that offers something unusual in...