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Thursday, June 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Today, AB 1130, the California Health Care Quality and Affordability Act authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), passed the California State Assembly and moves to the Senate.

Friday, May 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Today, I received word from the California State Coastal Conservancy that it has approved funding for six projects in the 2nd Assembly District, totaling more than $6.2 million, including an allocation from Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Program for the Wildfire Fuels Management and Defensible Space project at Fitch Mountain.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a monumental step to end the sale of the last allowable flavor – minty-menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars – that Big Tobacco has used for decades to prey on and hook people, especially youth, communities of color, low-income populations and LGBTQ+ individuals, on nicotine. Banning menthol will help save lives and prevent future generations of smokers, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

“I stand with the women who have shared their painful and most personal experience of being sexually assaulted by Dominic Foppoli, mayor of Windsor. He must resign from his public office immediately.

The horrifying and disgusting reported behavior by Foppoli must be investigated without delay. Everyone who has any knowledge of his actions must be guaranteed that they will be heard and able to speak without fear of retribution.”

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Today Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced a $536 million funding plan to help improve California’s resilience to wildfires. 

“We know that fire season is looming and I am grateful for the work that has gone into this critical funding deal,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “It includes:

Monday, March 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announced selecting Debra Kubin, Superintendent of Mendocino County’s Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD), as 2021 Woman of the Year for Assembly District 2.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO-Reading the Sacramento Bee article today about texts among officers of the city of Eureka's police force was painful and caused me great sadness, anger and concern to see that some members of the Eureka Police Department have a pattern of behavior and culture extremely disrespectful to women, people of color, people protesting legally, and people, frankly, who are extremely vulnerable and down on their luck.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Three-bill package will address health care affordability, access, equity, quality and cost containment

SACRAMENTO—Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced a package of bills to address health care affordability, access, equity, quality and cost containment.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sacramento–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 817, legislation that will transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full 365 days from the date of purchase and a mobile phone app that makes compliance and renewal easier. This bill complements the recent California Department of Fish and Wildlife R3/Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation program.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sacramento–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 510, a bill that adds new protections for patients from surprise medical bills, building on those already provided by AB 72, a bill that has protected 14 million California patients from surprise medical bills since 2017.

“AB 72 has been a lifeline for patients the past four years protecting them from the financial devastation that surprise medical bills could have caused,” said Wood.