OAKLAND, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom has tapped former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, nationally recognized for his work on common fundamental earnings, to grow to be an adviser on earnings inequality, baby poverty and California’s financial restoration from Covid-19.
Tubbs, 30, is greatest recognized for his work on a Stockton pilot venture that offered $500 a month to a small group of low-income residents, an idea that grew to become a part of the nationwide political dialog and was promoted by Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. A rising Democratic star, Tubbs suffered a shocking loss in his November bid for a 3rd time period.
He informed POLITICO that he’ll grow to be Newsom’s “special adviser on economic mobility and opportunity” starting Tuesday, with a particular emphasis on the Central Valley, the place unemployment and poverty charges have been among the many highest within the state. The place is unpaid.