Why Calif.’s Lifeline Wireless is a Big Deal for Foster Youth
As reported in The Imprint last week, California has extended its emergency telephone program for low-income households to include wireless options. The inclusion of non-landline phones in the federally subsidized Lifeline Program has been a thorny subject for spending hawks, who have taken to calling such expansion “Obamaphone.”
Low-Income Phone Program Reform a Bad Deal for Foster Youths, Group Says
The method by which discounted phone services are made available to former foster youths may change in California, and the rest of the country. But not this fiscal year. Consumer advocates, including a group representing foster youths, assailed Assembly Bill 1407, arguing it removed protections for low-income citizens.