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Speaker Rivas Congratulates Assemblymember Jim Wood

SACRAMENTO, CA— Speaker of the Assembly Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) commends and expresses his gratitude to Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), who on Friday announced plans to not seek re-election after the 2024 legislative year.

Speaker Rivas Champions Historic Effort to Increase Health Care Worker Minimum Wage

"Health care workers take care of us in our most difficult moments. This historic investment ensures they are fairly compensated and recognizes their enormous value, while also helping address hospital staffing shortages statewide. It also sets the highest state minimum wage for health care workers in the country, at $25 an hour.