Press Releases

Coastal Conservancy Awards $6.2 Million to Projects in Assembly District 2

SACRAMENTO—Today, I received word from the California State Coastal Conservancy that it has approved funding for six projects in the 2nd Assembly District, totaling more than $6.2 million, including an allocation from Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Program for the Wildfire Fuels Management and Defensible Space project at Fitch Mountain.

Asm. Jim Wood Reacts to FDA Announcement to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

SACRAMENTO—Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a monumental step to end the sale of the last allowable flavor – minty-menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars – that Big Tobacco has used for decades to prey on and hook people, especially youth, communities of color, low-income populations and LGBTQ+ individuals, on nicotine.

Asm Wood Reacts to Despicable Group Chat Among Members of a Eureka Police Department Squad

SACRAMENTO-Reading the Sacramento Bee article today about texts among officers of the city of Eureka's police force was painful and caused me great sadness, anger and concern to see that some members of the Eureka Police Department have a pattern of behavior and culture extremely disrespectful to women, people of color, people protesting legally, and people, frankly, who are ex

Asm. Jim Wood Introduces Priority Health Care Package

Three-bill package will address health care affordability, access, equity, quality and cost containment

SACRAMENTO—Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced a package of bills to address health care affordability, access, equity, quality and cost containment.

Asm. Jim Wood reintroduces bill to create 365-day fishing license

Sacramento–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 817, legislation that will transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full 365 days from the date of purchase and a mobile phone app that makes compliance and renewal easier.

AB 510 (Wood) adds new protections for patients from surprise medical bills

Sacramento–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 510, a bill that adds new protections for patients from surprise medical bills, building on those already provided by AB 72, a bill that has protected 14 million California patients from surprise medical bills since 2017.