City Inside/Out episodes

State legislature explores direct cash payments to those living in poverty
City Inside/Out: Guaranteed Income?

A statewide proposal to give low-income residents a guaranteed monthly income for two years is gaining traction. We examine Tacoma’s recent experiment with granting families $500 monthly for a year, and hear whether the Evergreen Basic Income Pilot Program might be a viable path out of poverty or the wrong way to spend taxpayer funds.


Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma

Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO, United Way of Pierce County

Liz Berry, State Representative (D-36TH) & HB1045 Sponsor

Paul Guppy, Vice President of Research, WA Policy Center

Abigail Lawson, Director, GRIT (Growing Resilience in Tacoma) Program

Debbie Wilkerson, GRIT (Growing Resilience in Tacoma) Recipient

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