Using Basic Income to Meet the Needs of DC Communities

Testimony

Using Basic Income to Meet the Needs of DC Communities

May 25, 2021

Abstract

Elaine Maag, Principal Research Associate in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Business and Economic Development. The hearing included a discussion on the “Child Wealth Building Act of 2021” (B24-236) and tax policy proposals to build wealth equity in the District’s covid-19 economic recovery plans. In her testimony, Elaine Maag provided an overview of the Thrive Project and the evidence-based benefits of universal basic income.

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