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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announces that Del Norte Mission Possible, in Crescent City, is being honored as Assembly District 2’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

SACRAMENTO–AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), which will provide full practice authority to nurse practitioners, now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee after passing its final policy hearing in Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development on a 7-1 vote.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Today, SB 793, a bill authored by Senator Jerry Hill that bans flavored tobacco products passed the Assembly Health Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa).

“Senator Jerry Hill’s worthy and hard-fought legislation to ban flavored tobacco products, passed the Assembly Health Committee today with amendments to exempt premium cigars and pipe tobacco, products that do not target children,” said Wood. “This legislation will save lives and prevent our young people from taking up the deadly and addictive habit of smoking.”

Monday, August 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO--Today on the Assembly Floor I will rise to adjourn in the memory of Barry Sterling, co-founder of Iron Horse Vineyards.

Barry followed his dreams until he left this world on July 26, surrounded by family. A life well lived, he passed at age 90.

His dream took an indirect route. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1952 in the same class as future Supreme Court justices and friends William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO–AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) would provide full practice authority to nurse practitioners and is headed to the Senate in the final month of this legislative session.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed what we have known for some time – there is a serious shortage and continuing decline of primary care physicians in the state,” said Wood. “Yes, we can increase funding for medical residencies and loan repayment programs, which I have always supported, but the reality is it will never be enough to meet the current and future need in California.”

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO—AB 2100 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), will help California’s most vulnerable Medi-Cal beneficiaries continue to have access to high-cost specialty drugs that treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and serious mental health conditions by helping independent, often urban and rural, community pharmacies remain financially viable. This bill is scheduled to be heard in Senate Health Committee on Saturday, August 1.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO—AB 2644 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), has introduced a bill to help protect residents and health care workers in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) from the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases by increasing reporting requirements.

Friday, June 19, 2020

This week, the Coastal Conservancy held a virtual Board meeting and awarded funding totaling over $1.4 million to five projects in AD 2, including $500,000 to the Sonoma County Regional Parks to acquire approximately 515 acres in the Dutch Bill Creek watershed and $150,000 to the City of Crescent City to construct a new section of the California Coastal Trail connecting the Crescent City Harbor with Crescent City’s Beachfront Park in Del Norte County. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

These are uncertain times. This pandemic has turned our world upside down and the people we represent are hurting. Some have lost loved ones, many have lost jobs, and small businesses are closing and struggling to stay financially afloat. Approving this budget today rejects some of the severe cuts proposed in the Governor’s budget last month, but I think we cannot in good faith cut programs without knowing all the financial facts.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The protests that have arisen across this country in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd represent a real and valid frustration over systemic racism, law enforcement practices and the criminal justice system.

I see the peaceful protesters as courageous and inspiring. For every one of them, I know there are many more people at home who support their cause.