SACRAMENTO–Today in a rare event, the Assembly convened as a Committee of the Whole on the State Budget and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) took his allotted time to tell his colleagues that he is strongly opposed to the drastic cuts in senior programs proposed in Governor Newsom’s May Revise state budget.
“The cuts to senior programs in this state budget revision completely ignores the value of prevention and are extremely short-sighted,” said Wood. “Maintaining these key preventive and assistance programs for seniors don’t just save the state money, they save lives.”
Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood have been diligently working with county officials to ensure rural Californians are not left behind in coronavirus testing deserts as the state boosts the number of testing sites.
Currently, there are over 700,000 Californians who still aren’t within an hour’s drive of a testing site after a commitment was made by the state that all Californians will be within a one-hour drive of a site. Obviously, this is unacceptable to both the Assemblymember and Senator.
SACRAMENTO—Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, signed by a bipartisan group of 50 legislators, asking the state of California to assure funding for rural counties that have been left out of federal COVID-19 assistance programs because their populations are smaller than 500,000. Legislators are hearing from many smaller local governments about the financial impact the COVID pandemic has had on the counties and cities they represent.
SACRAMENTO—Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) asks the public to raise their awareness of the dangers of domestic violence and sexual assault, especially during this time when people are being asked to shelter in place.
SACRAMENTO--“I applaud Governor Newsom and all the health care professional leaders who came together to develop temporary flexibility expanding their current areas of practice, extending the ability for all of them to maximize their ability to meet the need during this crisis,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa).
SACRAMENTO–This Friday, March 27, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) will be donating blood at a Community Blood Drive at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
“Working with Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), this blood drive booked up in less than a half hour after we all began promoting it and shows how willing people are to do whatever they can do to help during this crisis,” said Wood.
I am very aware that everyone is concerned about the new Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. And even more so, people want to be assured that the information they are receiving is accurate and scientifically sound and that the level of risk to our health is clearly stated to avoid unnecessary alarm.
SACRAMENTO--This week, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 2347, legislation to reduce the cost of health care coverage for millions of Californians who purchase their coverage through Covered California, California’s health care exchange for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).