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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Homeschooling is surging and not why you think!

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They’re now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes.

The specific reasons vary widely. Some families who spoke with The Associated Press have children with special educational needs; others seek a faith-based curriculum or say their local schools are flawed. The common denominator: They tried homeschooling on what they thought was a temporary basis and found it beneficial to their children.

“That’s one of the silver linings of the pandemic — I don’t think we would have chosen to homeschool otherwise,” said Danielle King of Randolph, Vermont, whose 7-year-old daughter Zoë thrived with the flexible, one-on-one instruction. Her curriculum has included literature, anatomy, even archaeology, enlivened by outdoor excursions to search for fossils.

The surge has been confirmed by the U.S. Census Bureau, which reported in March that the rate of households homeschooling their children rose to 11 percent by September 2020, more than doubling from 5.4 percent just six months earlier.

Black households saw the largest jump; their homeschooling rate rose from 3.3 percent in the spring of 2020 to 16.1 percent in the fall.

The parents in one of those households, Arlena and Robert Brown of Austin, Texas, had three children in elementary school when the pandemic took hold. After experimenting with virtual learning, the couple opted to try homeschooling with a Catholic-oriented curriculum provided by Seton Home Study School, which serves about 16,000 students nationwide.

The Browns plan to continue homeschooling for the coming year, grateful that they can tailor the curriculum to fit their children’s distinctive needs. Jacoby, 11, has been diagnosed with narcolepsy and sometimes needs naps during the day; Riley, 10, has tested as academically gifted; Felicity, 9, has a learning disability.

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Police believe Jan 6 probe a sham!

Brantner Smith’s comments came the day after four law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol gave testimony to a House select committee about their experience.

Brantner Smith said those officers have been “politicized by Congress,” and that while their stories are important, the American public also deserves to hear the stories of the “more than 2,000” men and women in law enforcement who were injured during last year’s violent protests.

She cited a poll last week by the NPA and Rasmussen Reports that found 66% of likely U.S. voters think Congress should investigate the riots spurred by Floyd’s murder last May.

“I want the American public to hear about that,” Brantner Smith told Fox News. “And based on our survey, the American public wants to hear about that. They want to hear the testimony. You know, we have a Las Vegas police officer who is still paralyzed from the Black Lives Matter riots. We have thousands of police officers around the country who are retiring because of post-traumatic stress because of the riots.

“The 2020 riots, we can’t just say the whole George Floyd thing was bad and that’s what cops have to deal with and then watch these four weeping men talk about their experiences, ignoring thousands and thousands of police officers, ignoring their feelings and their experiences and their injuries,” she said.

Brantner Smith also blasted the “defund the police” movement for dehumanizing law enforcement officers, and she argued the policies enacted allegedly for the purpose of saving Black lives are doing the opposite.

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US to pay for abortion PLANET WIDE!

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes part in an enrollment ceremony for the 'VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021' on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

On Wednesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217–212 to fund elective abortions in foreign countries with U.S. tax dollars.

For nearly five decades, regardless of partisan control of Congress, every appropriations bill funding the State Department and foreign aid programs has included the Helms amendment, which prevents international aid from directly paying for elective abortions. 

But pro-life Democrats have gone extinct in the House of Representatives. In 2020, House Democrats introduced the “first-ever bill to repeal the Helms Amendment.” All but three Democrats voted to pass the bill killing the Helms amendment on Wednesday night, and the three Democratic “no” votes — Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib — didn’t oppose the bill because it would fund abortion.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi may have endangered the Democratic majority by having her caucus vote for taxpayer-funding in foreign countries. Multiple studies have shown that taxpayer subsidies for abortion increases the number of human lives ended by abortion, and the policy is deeply unpopular.

Last year, a Marist Poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus asked Americans if they supported or opposed “using tax dollars to support abortion in other countries.” The result: 76 percent of Americans said they oppose using tax dollars to support abortion in other countries, while 21 percent support it.

Appropriations bills are still subject to a 60-vote threshold in the Senate, which means that the Republican minority can (and certainly would) block final passage of any appropriations bill that lacks the Helms or the Hyde amendment, which prevents federal Medicaid funding of elective abortion. Every House Republican present voted against the bill killing the Helms amendment on Wednesday night.

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Let the beheadings begin!

Minnesota woman found beheaded on road, suspect arrested
Why not all other crime is out of control!

Minnesota police officers made a grisly discovery when they responded to a report of a stabbing incident on Wednesday afternoon, locating a woman’s decapitated body in Shakopee, about 25 miles south of Minneapolis, according to police and local news reports.

America Mafalda Thayer, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene of stab wounds. Alexis Saborit, a 42-year-old man who police say knew the victim, was apprehended at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police officers found the decapitated body and head lying next to a vehicle when they arrived, as well as a large knife, shirt, and bloody shoes in a nearby trashcan, according to an affidavit obtained by KTSP.

“I thought I saw a body on the pavement, but I wasn’t overly sure,” Carrol Erath, who lives nearby the scene, told the local news outlet. “It’s shocking, I just couldn’t believe somebody would be so brutal to somebody else.”

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Weekly Wrap Up! Stories needing closure!

Joe revisits all the crazy stories of the week that need closure.

From crazy college stories, Looking for Kamala. Has anyone found Joey B’s pacifier?

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Inside the mind of Evan Sayet! Why is the left ALWAYS dead wrong!

Evan Sayet
Evan Sayet

Joe probes the mind of Evan Sayet.

Is a bloodbath coming?
Another round of Lockdowns?
Why do they want race wars

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Sonja on Racist Math and more!

Sonja Schmidt joins Joe to discuss issues of the day!

Such as Racist Math, Racist Language and more

Political activist and commentator Sonja Schmidt in to discuss!

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Fully vaccinated people need to wear masks again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in certain indoor areas and advised universal masking for schools regardless of individuals’ vaccination status amid rising infections due to the delta variant. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky later said in a call with reporters that the decision to issue new guidance “was not something we took lightly,” but comes amid “worrisome” new science.

“In recent days, I have seen new scientific data from sequenced outbreak investigations showing that the delta variant behaves uniquely differently from past strains of the virus that cause COVID-19,” Walensky told reporters over a call. “Information on the delta variant from several states and other countries indicate that in rare occasions, some vaccinated people infected with the delta variant after vaccination may be contagious and spread the virus to others.”

“This new science is worrisome and unfortunately warrants an update to our recommendations,” Walensky said.

Walensky noted that vaccinated individuals represent a small percentage of new virus transmission and that the agency continues “to estimate the risk of a breakthrough infection with symptoms upon exposure to the delta variant is reduced by seven-fold.”

“The reduction is 20-fold for hospitalizations and deaths,” she said. “As CDC has recommended for months, unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated.”

Per the new guidance, in areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of delta and protect others.

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AK – How many Social media platforms are too many

AK – Andria Kaye on to discuss Social media platforms and can they be trusted?

Radio host, Andrea Kaye joins Joe to discuss some of the hot issues of the day!

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Masks – Fraud and ballots ,OH MY!

Scott joins Joe to discuss all things fraudulent

Scott is a numbers genius..
Does science support masks?
Has fraud been proven in AZ?
When will Biden resign

Scott Hounsell is a former campaign and public affairs consultant with a flair for the sarcastic and editor at

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Zo Rachel on Racist Math?

Joe discusses issues of the day special guest, Alfonzo Rachel host of the ZOpium Den, Anti-Fuddy Duddy Bible Study, and the ZO Loft. talking the attacks on our Constitutional rights, and more!

Math is now racist?
Disney calls another actor coming out as gay as a hero, Really? What about our Vets, Police and more?
It was only a matter of time – Scripture is racist

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

The new greased PIG known as mask mandates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended that even vaccinated people go back to wearing masks while indoors as the coronavirus delta variant sweeps the U.S.

The guidance was a seemingly abrupt reversal from guidance the agency issued in April when it eased mask-wearing guidelines for the outdoors. Under those recommendations, Americans who were fully vaccinated did not have to cover their faces unless they were in large crowds.

A month later, the CDC eased its guidance further for the fully vaccinated, saying that mask-wearing was not absolutely necessary in crowds and in most indoor settings.

The guidance still recommended that masks be worn in crowded indoor settings, like buses, planes, and hospitals but it cleared the way for reopening workplaces and other venues. Additional guidance said fully vaccinated people did not have to wear masks at schools.

These recommendations came as deaths and hospitalizations were on the decline. But then the delta variant hit. At the beginning of summer, a mutated more transmissible version of the coronavirus began spreading across the country, especially in areas with low vaccination rates.

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Violence in Chicago rises -Still Trump’s fault?

Chicago authorities on Monday said that 70 people were shot and 12 were killed amid another violent weekend in the city.

Chicago’s WLS-TV reported that the first fatal shooting occurred Friday when a gunman shot a man multiple times who was walking near the sidewalk in the city’s South Shore, Chicago police said.

The victim was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His name has yet to be released.

On Saturday, a drive-by shooting left a man fatally shot in Austin on the city’s Northwest side. The 37-year-old victim was standing on the sidewalk with a group of people about 1:15 a.m. when someone inside a blue vehicle opened fire, police said. The unidentified man was shot in the head and was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

At the same time, a shooting in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood killed a teenage boy and left another seriously wounded, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The teens, ages 15 and 17, were in the backyard of a home around 1:15 a.m. when a gunman opened fire, police said. The 17-year-old was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The other boy was shot in the stomach and was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

On Saturday night, a man was fatally shot as he smoked a cigarette in front of a 24-hour convenience store he worked at on the South Side, according to the paper.

The victim, Theodore Smith, 44, was standing outside the store when a gunman walked up and shot him in the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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How many American Flags are too many?

A patriotic restaurant owner in northern Illinois is facing fines of $200 – all because he decided to fly an American flag outside his business, according to a report.

Terry Trobiani, who runs Gianelli’s, a hot dog and beef spot along Highway 176 in Prairie Grove, McHenry County, says he was ticketed for “improper display” after a village administrator recently stopped by, according to FOX 32 of Chicago.

“He says, ‘You might want to read this,’” Trobiani recalled the official saying as he was handed a printout of the local rules.

But Trobiani so far has refused to pay, FOX 32 reported. Instead, he took the two tickets he received and taped them to the restaurant’s front door.

“The American flag is a symbol of patriotism,” Trobiani said. “It’s not a sign. They’re equating it with open/closed. Dine in, sign out.”

Doug Underwood, the village president in Prairie Grove – about 52 miles northwest of Chicago, near the Wisconsin state line – told FOX 32 that the fines have nothing to do with patriotism. He claimed Trobiani was ticketed for posting his flag too close to the highway – and officials feared the flag could eventually be blown into traffic.

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Left wing spokes holes denounce cops BUT minorities want MORE police support

The panel on “The Five” sounded off Monday after another deadly weekend in the nation’s major liberal cities.

Dozens were shot and some killed in Chicago, gunfire erupted in a popular Washington nightlife area, and a mugger beat an elderly man senseless in New York City.

In the latter case, the NYPD released the video of a mugger on a Citibike assaulting a 68-year-old man in New Lots, Brooklyn, stealing his valuables and leaving him wounded on the ground. The Detectives union blamed the city and state governments’ for “failed” soft-on-crime laws that led up to the incident.

Host Greg Gutfeld pointed to the fact that much of the “defund the police” activism that has led to such chronic criminality is driven mostly by “White leftists” in groups like Antifa calling for defunding police on behalf of the minority community, while there have been reports of Black community leaders calling for more policing. One such leader in Brooklyn recently accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of “living in a fantasy world” on that account.

“[A]ctivists out there [are] talking about defunding more than anybody – and they don’t have to live with the consequences,” he said.

Host Dagen McDowell agreed, calling the dynamic another example of “soft bigotry.”

“The soft bigotry that people on the left ignored this for the last year-and-a-half when it was hurting communities throughout major cities, particularly Black and Latino communities,” she said, invoking a term coined in 2000 by President George W. Bush, denouncing the “low expectations” afforded students from impoverished or minority communities.

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Now Climate change affecting the moon? How far will they go

Coastal cities around the U.S. will experience increasing high-tide flooding in the 2030s thanks to a “wobble” in the moon’s orbit coupled with rising sea levels caused by climate change, according to NASA.

A study from NASA and the University of Hawaii published this month in the journal Nature Climate Change details how a regular wobble in the Moon’s orbit that takes 18.6 years to complete could lead to record flooding in the next decade as sea levels continue to rise.

“In half of the Moon’s 18.6-year cycle, Earth’s regular daily tides are suppressed: High tides are lower than normal, and low tides are higher than normal,” NASA said.

“In the other half of the cycle, tides are amplified: High tides get higher, and low tides get lower. Global sea level rise pushes high tides in only one direction – higher. So half of the 18.6-year lunar cycle counteracts the effect of sea level rise on high tides, and the other half increases the effect,” the space agency said.

The cycle is nothing new. Researchers have been aware of the wobble since the 1700s, and the moon is in its tide-amplifying cycle right now with no cause for concern of dramatic flooding at the moment.

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Del Beccaro – Recall looking solid on Newsom?

Del Beccaro – Will the People of California prevail. Will Newsom be recalled?

Can California handle, reparations, Guaranteed salaries, stimulus to ALL Californians living in certain areas?

AND more California craziness.

Can Joey B really make it through his term?

Tom Del Beccaro joins Joe to discuss his take on the process taking place right now and what a sham it actually is!

Tom is an acclaimed author, speaker and the former Chairman of the California Republican Party. His latest book is “The Divided Era: How We Got Here and the Keys to America’s Reconciliation.”  

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Newsom is full of PRIVILEGE !

Newsom’s son is a product of privilege!
Newsom is a product of privilege
Newsom is the PRIVILEGE shinning star!

Jennifer Van Laar, Deputy Managing Editor, joins Joe to discuss.

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

How to fix CRT NOT really! and more!

Joe checks out the unheard of stories of craziness in the public.
that you just cant believe

Instead of defunding police, lets defund congress!

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Rep. Ronny Jackson says Biden Will Be Forced to Resign

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while referencing President Donald Trump at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The following is a rush transcript of Todd’s interview with Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX). Click here to listen to the entire interview.

TODD: [01:01:12] Let’s go to the Patriot Mobile newsmaker line. Good friend of this program, great congressman from the state of Texas, also an incredible doctor, Congressman Ronny Jackson. Congressman, good to have you with us today.

REP. JACKSON: [01:01:29] Hey, thanks, Todd. Appreciate you guys having me.

TODD: [01:01:31] You know, it really is no laughing matter. I mean, it just seems as though based on the performance of the president in that CNN town hall meeting, these these gibberish words coming out of his mouth when he’s talking to reporters, it makes sense what you know, what you’ve been saying all along about demanding a cognitive test.

REP. JACKSON: [01:01:51] Absolutely, I have been saying for a while and it is just becoming more and more obvious each and every day. I mean, tat that townhall is a total embarrassment. I could not I can not even imagine how brutally President Trump would have been destroyed if he had said, you know, if it had any of those kinds of difficulties during his term, which he didn’t, obviously. But the mainstream media has been covering this up for a long time. They’ve been ignoring it. But there’s only a certain amount of time they’re going to be able to continue to ignore this. Everybody’s talking about it now. Even the Democrats are starting to, you know, look at each other like, what are we going to do now? I mean, I can’t imagine being Don Lemon and standing there. I mean, they’re going to stand terrified like he was. He’s wanting, I’m sure, desperately to answer his question for him. But he didn’t. I think he was standing there wondering, like, you know, what’s he trying to ask? I don’t think he even knew what the question was, you know?

So it just it’s going to get worse and worse. I said that from the beginning, that this is something where you start off and you have a few bad days and good days and then you transitioned into more bad days and good days. And eventually it’s mostly bad days and very few good days. And that’s what you’re going to see, is this term continues. They’re going to roll him out less and less often. They’re going to be more and more selective about when they do it, what time of day they do it, how often they do it. Eventually he’s just going to you know, he’s not going to be in the public eye much at all. And that’s when we’re going to know that it’s really, really bad. I think it’s bad enough now that he needs to get the cognitive tests done. He needs to reassure the American people and our allies overseas that that he’s in control.

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Can you imagine if Trump called a female reporter a …..

President Biden called a reporter a “pain in the neck” Monday in the Oval Office for asking him a question that was off his preferred topic of Iraq.

Sitting in the Oval Office with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Biden smiled as NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell asked him to comment on Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough’s announcement that front-line VA workers would be required to get a coronavirus vaccine.

“You are such a pain in the neck, but I’m going to answer your question because we’ve known each other for so long,” he said. “It has nothing to do with Iraq … I’ll answer your question. Yes, Veteran Affairs is going to, in fact, require that all doctors working in their facilities are going to have to be vaccinated.”

O’Donnell said she took his comments as a “compliment” as Biden chuckled. Biden announced the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq on Monday.

Biden was genial with O’Donnell, but he has lashed out in the past at reporters over questions he finds unfair or unfounded. Last month, he snapped at CNN’s Kaitlan Collins for a question about Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling her she was in the “wrong business” at one point, and he also had sharp replies on the subject of his son Hunter Biden throughout 2020.

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California Police cant post criminal mugshots online!

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law a bill that bans police from sharing on social media the mugshots of individuals charged with non-violent offenses.

Assembly Member Evan Low, a Democrat representing San Jose, sponsored the bill, known as AB 1475, and told the San Francisco Chronicle that he authored the legislation to reduce “unconscious bias”  and “the assumption of guilt that” is created when police post booking photos online.

Sometimes, he noted, police will share photos mocking those accused of crimes.

The bill passed with bipartisan support, and there was no organized campaign against the legislation, the Chronicle reported. The law also passed with the support of San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, Low said, according to The Chronicle.

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Joe Manchin sticks up for Hyde Amendment

Senator Joe Manchin
Senator Joe Manchin

A group of pro-life Democrats has praised Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for working to preserve a longstanding ban on the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions and is calling on another pro-life Democrat to seek the White House in 2024.

Manchin co-wrote a letter calling on the influential Senate Appropriations Committee to include the Hyde Amendment in the Department of Health and Human Services’ funding bill for fiscal year 2022, slated to begin Oct. 1. The letter, dated Wednesday, was co-authored by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and addressed to Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., as well as the committee’s ranking member, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.

“We write to express our support for the Hyde Amendment, which has been included in annual appropriations bills on a bipartisan basis since 1976,” they began. The senators explained that “this amendment prohibits federal funding for elective abortion coverage, except in the case of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger, through any program funded through the Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act.”

The letter concluded with a warning that “repealing this provision would eliminate over 40 years of bipartisan precedent.”

In an interview with The Christian Post, Dan Green, the national communications director for the pro-life group Democrats for Life of America, praised Manchin’s letter as “awesome,” adding, “Joe Manchin has personally promised to us that he’ll do everything he can to save the Hyde Amendment.” According to Green, “We fully expect that he will maintain Hyde … in the Senate and that it ultimately will be in the final bill.”

Manchin’s vow to support the preservation of the Hyde Amendment is significant because of the Democrats’ narrow majority in the Senate. Democrats hold 50 of the 100 seats, with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote. Based on the math, if Manchin and all Republicans oppose the passage of a spending bill without the Hyde Amendment, such a bill would lack the votes necessary to pass in the chamber.

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California finds more money to start Guaranteed income plans

Despite critics’ claim that guaranteed income reduces work incentives, the idea has been gaining popularity across the U.S., with California’s adoption of a taxpayer-funded program being the latest in a series of experiments with monthly cash payments.

California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the United States. The plan will provide $35 million in monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it.

The votes – 36-0 in the Senate and 64-0 in the Assembly – showed bipartisan support for an idea that is gaining momentum across the country. Dozens of local programs have sprung up in recent years, including some that have been privately funded, making it easier for elected officials to sell the public on the idea.

California’s plan is taxpayer-funded, and could spur other states to follow its lead.

“If you look at the stats for our foster youth, they are devastating,” Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk said. “We should be doing all we can to lift these young people up.”

Local governments and organizations will apply for the money and run their programs. The state Department of Social Services will decide who gets funding. California lawmakers left it up to local officials to determine the size of the monthly payments, which generally range from $500 to $1,000 in existing programs around the country.

The vote came on the same day millions of parents began receiving their first monthly payments under a temporary expansion of the federal child tax credit many view as a form of guaranteed income.

“Now there is momentum, things are moving quickly,” said Michael Tubbs, an advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom, who was a trailblazer when he instituted a guaranteed income program as mayor of Stockton. “The next stop is the federal government.”

For decades, most government assistance programs have had strict rules about how the money could be spent, usually limiting benefits to things like food or housing. But a guaranteed income program gives money to people with no rules on how to spend it. The idea is to reduce the stresses of poverty that cause health problems and make it harder for people to find and keep work.

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