Two Florida Cities Consider Guaranteed Income Policies

Lauren Poe

The guaranteed income movement – which advocates for providing cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it – is coming to Florida.

This year the Gainesville City Commission voted to implement a guaranteed income pilot program slated to begin in October. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe has been part of a national initiative, “Mayors for a Guaranteed Income,” to supply monthly, direct cash payments to people who are struggling. The Gainesville pilot program would begin by giving cash to people with criminal records and who are looking to rehabilitate their lives.

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REPORT: SEC Decides Gainesville Good-to-Go to Host Tennessee-Florida Game

The annual SEC East rivalry game between Tennessee and Florida won’t need to change its location after all. SEC officials have reportedly decided to keep Saturday’s game from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, despite the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the local area, according to Volquest.com. BREAKING: Tennessee to…

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