Paterson to participate in guaranteed income program for families in need

Progressives have debated the idea for years — a universal or guaranteed basic income. In Paterson, the city council appears ready to bite, launching a program that would give more than 100 qualifying families a set amount of money every month for a year, with no strings attached.

The plan comes as urban mayors across the country grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, likely to reverberate for years to come. Correspondent Leah Mishkin has the story.

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