Asm. Jim Wood Moves Key Legislation to the Senate

SACRAMENTO–Last week Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) moved several of his key bills through the Assembly, allowing the bills to be considered in the Senate as early as in the next few weeks.

Asm. Jim Wood Will Continue Fight for AB 890--Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

SACRAMENTO–Today the Assembly Appropriations Committee reported that AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), which would provide full practice authority to nurse practitioners, will become a two-year bill, postponing any further action this first year of the two-year legislative session.

“I’m extremely disappointed that my highest priority health care bill didn’t make it out of the Appropriations Committee today,” said Wood, who chairs the Assembly Health Committee. “After all, with other legislation, we’re expanding coverage to more people, and that’s absolutely what we should be doing, but at the same time we’re not expanding the number of health care professionals to provide the care.

Statement from Assemblymember Jim Wood on Governor’s May Revise Budget

SACRAMENTO–Today the Governor presented his revised budget for 2019-20 and overall I’m encouraged by many of his proposals; however, I do have some concerns. Here are some of the issues I believe are critical for our state and also for the people in the district I represent.