Press Releases

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), chair of the Assembly Health Committee, introduced AB 290, legislation that would prevent dialysis companies from increasing their already excessive corporate profits through a scheme to bankroll patients’ health care premiums.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jim Wood provided this statement on CAL FIRE’s Report on cause of Tubbs Fire:

Friday, January 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jim Wood provided this statement on the introduction of Governor Gavin Newsom’s first state budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

This budget puts people first. His emphasis on Education and Health and Human Services is inspiring and focuses on helping people, especially low- and middle-income families. He continues former Governor Brown’s cautious approach, anticipating slowing growth for the next several years, but has created a vision for California and a way to get there.

Monday, December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Today, the first day of the 2019-20 legislative session, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 38 to respond to devastation caused by the severity of California’s wildfires.

“We must confront this issue head on to make sure our policy reflects the increasing crisis of climate change and do everything we can to protect Californians and our communities from the wreckage that has resulted from these fires,” said Wood.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO—On Tuesday, October 16, Erin Dunn will join Assemblymember Jim Wood’s Eureka district office as Field Representative. Wood represents the 2nd Assembly District which includes Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Mendocino counties plus northern and coastal Sonoma County. He maintains three district offices in Santa Rosa, Ukiah and Eureka. The Eureka office supports Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity counties.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO—On Saturday, one day before the legislative deadline, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 315, a bill by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) to uncover the mystery of how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) affect escalating pharmaceutical drug prices.

“We worked on this legislation for two years to make sure we got it right,” said Wood. “Drug prices continue to be a major contributor to ever-escalating health care costs and consumers are paying the price – literally – in increasing health insurance premiums. This legislation will help us understand this marketplace so that we can fix it.”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO–Today Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed SB 901, a bill that will boost the state’s vegetation and forest management, increase requirements for utility infrastructure and protect ratepayers and utility workers. In addition, he signed 28 other wildfire-related bills including three authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa).