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County to start using $100k dedicated for living wage payments

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Tompkins County lawmakers are taking a first step to try and help pay a living wage to workers tied to county operations.

This week, lawmakers started talks to allocate $16,500 to the county’s Office for the Aging.

That money would then head to Foodnet, the local Meals on Wheels program, to help pay a living wage for their employees.

Lawmaker Nate Shinagawa says the money comes from $100,000 allocated in this year’s county budget for living wage payments.

Shinagawa heads the county’s Government Operations committee, which met Tuesday to discuss the idea.

The proposal was approved by a 3-2 vote. Lawmaker Dan Klein, one of two to vote against the proposal, believes the ideas is not the best way to deal with agencies that don’t provide a living wage to workers.

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