Where Did the Money Go?

Where Did the Money Go?

Most of the people in Madison’s guaranteed income program went shopping or went out to eat with their free 500 dollars-a-month.

The city started paying some families 500 dollars a-month in September.  Yesterday, the city released a breakdown of where that money went.  Nearly 60-percent was spent on shopping and/or food.  About 20-percent of the money went to a car or other transportation needs, and about 10-percent went to paying bills or rent.  Just over four percent of the money went for a vacation or entertainment.  Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway says she’s still waiting to see if the money helped people secure housing or reduce “justice involvement.”

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