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Monday, July 2, 2018

Sacramento, CA – North Coast legislators Assemblymember Jim Wood and Senator Mike McGuire are pleased the North Coast Regional Office of the Bureau of Cannabis Control is open for business starting today, providing a one-stop shop for local residents to do business with the state. 

Wood and McGuire successfully fought for the North Coast Regional Office to be included in last year’s budget.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Deal struck between the beverage industry and SEIU is handed off to Legislature

 

SACRAMENTO–Today the Assembly and Senate voted on a budget bill, AB 1838, which was handed off to them as the result of an outside deal struck between the beverage industry and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Governor’s signature will allow patients to receive newly approved drug for epilepsy

SACRAMENTO–On Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued approval of a new drug, Epidiolex, to treat seizures associated with two severe childhood-onset epilepsies, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome. Epidiolex is the first prescription, plant-derived cannabinoid (CBD) in the category of anti-epileptic drugs and has been approved to treat children two years of age or older.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Local environmental groups express support

SACRAMENTO–On Wednesday in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) will present AB 2267, a bill that temporarily streamlines environmental regulations for the City of Santa Rosa to amend its specific plan, allowing the city to pursue higher density downtown housing in the aftermath of the North Bay fires in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Friday, June 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) cast his vote in support of California’s 2018-19 State Budget. “The budget continues to be a good news, bad news story,” said Wood.

“Here’s the good news. I appreciate the funding we are getting to help people recover from and rebuild after the devastating wildfires last year. We’re getting funding to help backfill property tax and issues related to clean-up and we’re getting money for schools to replace the millions lost when students and their families were displaced.”

Friday, June 15, 2018

“The state budget continues to be a good news, bad news story,” said Wood.

“Here’s the good news. I appreciate the funding we are getting to help people recover from and rebuild after the devastating wildfires last year. We’re getting funding to help backfill property tax and issues related to clean-up and we’re getting money for schools to replace the millions lost when students and their families were displaced.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO–The budget deal agreed to by Democrat leaders and Governor Brown was announced today and will be voted on next week.

“The state budget is very complex and I remain focused on the many challenging issues facing the people in the 2nd Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “I’m pleased to see that some of those issues will receive funding and that we will continue to build our reserves to meet anticipated future economic downturns.”

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
California Nonprofit Day
Friday, May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO–Governor Brown announced his May Revise State Budget today and he remains consistent in his prudent approach and belief that an eventual recession is on the horizon.

“I remain focused on the many challenging issues facing the people in the 2nd Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), “and although this May Revision of the State Budget addresses many of them, I still think we’re coming up short.”