PERI’s Jeannette Wicks-Lim expresses support for proposed living wage ordinance in Sonoma County, CA

Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Political Economy Research Institute, expresses support for a proposed living wage ordinance in Sonoma County, Calif., that would cover in-home supportive service (IHSS) care workers. Higher pay for IHSS workers could “improve IHSS services and enable more low income frail elderly and disabled adults to remain living at home.” Said Wicks-Lim in a letter of support, “This would reduce government spending on nursing care facilities and give the state a financial incentive to re-negotiate its IHSS cost sharing arrangement.”

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