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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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.

Monday, June 5, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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.”

Friday, May 12, 2017

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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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. press release issued Wednesday from the office of North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) expressed the immense concern the California Governor’s office holds regarding trespass grows in the Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino counties. According the release, Governor Jerry Brown has earmarked $1.5 million to fund the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, which will address the environmental cleanup of trespass grow sites throughout the forests of Northern California. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Assembly member Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) has just announced that the administration is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “Our beautiful pristine forests have become havens for these illegal grow sites,” said Mr. Wood, who represents these North Coast counties. “These illegitimate growers have continued to ignore not only state laws for farming cannabis, but have left these sites ravaged by lethal chemicals, clear-cutting and thousands of pounds of trash.”

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO--The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 25th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown is earmarking $1.5 million in his May revise budget for cleanup of environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana farms within the state’s cultivation heartland in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife along the North Coast and with Assemblymember [Jim] Wood’s leadership, we’re doing something about it,” Brown said in a statement Wednesday.