When it comes to fixing the dysfunctional U.S. healthcare system, state Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) knows there are bigger fish to fry than drug-company discount coupons. But as he told me: “You’ve got to start somewhere.” Wood’s anti-coupon bill, AB 265, was approved by the Assembly last week. The legislation is now making its way through the state Senate. It’s a tricky business, this bill, because what it would do is prohibit pharmaceutical companies from offering discounts to patients for name-brand drugs if there’s a cheaper generic available.
SACRAMENTO— Today Assemblymember Jim Wood is presenting an award to North Coast Brewing Company on California Small Business Day™ which recognizes the contributions small business makes to California.
SACRAMENTO—Yesterday and today, two bills authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) to fight escalating prescription drug costs received bipartisan approval by the full Assembly, and both are on their way to the Senate.
MENDOCINO CO., 5/14/17 — Sacramento is sending some money to the North Coast for “illegal” cannabis grow clean up. In a press release, Assemblyman Jim Wood (D – Santa Rosa) trumpeted a line-item of $1.5 million as a win for environmental protection in the Emerald Triangle. Governor Jerry Brown’s new revised budget proposal will allocate this money to the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) “Fisheries Restoration Grant Program.”
Governor Jerry Brown outlined $1.5 million in the Revised May Budget, to fund environmental clean-up of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. Assemblymember Jim Wood comments. Sydney Morrone reports.
An issue quietly plaguing Northern California’s forests for decades is finally coming to the surface as legalization sweeps the Golden State and mountain growers are forced out of the woodwork.
SACRAMENTO--The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 25th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in your community.
Gov. Jerry Brown is setting aside $1.5 million in the state budget to fund the cleanup of illegal marijuana grow sites in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, according to a press release from Assemblyman Jim Wood’s office. “Our beautiful pristine forests have become havens for these illegal grow sites,” said Wood, who represents the three counties.