Driving the news: The first three pilots — in St. Paul, Minn., Compton, Calif, and Richmond, Va. — are now under way.

Compton, which is running the largest one, is giving up to $600 a month to 800 low-income residents for two years — with no strings attached.

“The Compton Pledge” will include undocumented immigrants and target people who are below the poverty line.

One goal is “to provide a data set that can be used to help guide guaranteed income policies at the state and federal levels,” Compton Mayor Aja Brown tells Axios.