Press Releases

Thursday, May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today the Assembly Appropriations Committee reported that AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), which would provide full practice authority to nurse practitioners, will become a two-year bill, postponing any further action this first year of the two-year legislative session.

“I’m extremely disappointed that my highest priority health care bill didn’t make it out of the Appropriations Committee today,” said Wood, who chairs the Assembly Health Committee. “After all, with other legislation, we’re expanding coverage to more people, and that’s absolutely what we should be doing, but at the same time we’re not expanding the number of health care professionals to provide the care.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today the Governor presented his revised budget for 2019-20 and overall I’m encouraged by many of his proposals; however, I do have some concerns. Here are some of the issues I believe are critical for our state and also for the people in the district I represent.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

EUREKA-Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) and Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) will host a hearing of California State Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Eureka Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside Eureka City Council Chambers, 531 K St.

The hearing is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO–This Monday, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day and take time to reflect on ways that all of us can better protect our planet.

Here are some events happening throughout Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties:

Sonoma Earth Day events

Jenner Beach Cleanup

Mendocino Earth Day events

Thursday, April 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today the Assembly Health Committee passed a package of three bills authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) to improve the support California provides for vulnerable seniors.

Seniors are California’s fastest-growing population. Between now and 2026, the number of Californians 65 and older is expected to climb by 2.1 million, according to projections by the state Department of Finance. Seniors will make up a sharply larger share of the state’s population by 2060 — the only age bracket to grow in scale.

Monday, February 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announces a package of legislation and budget requests to improve the support California provides for vulnerable seniors.

Seniors are California’s fastest-growing population. Between now and 2026, the number of Californians 65 and older is expected to climb by 2.1 million, according to projections by the state Department of Finance. Seniors will make up a sharply larger share of the state’s population by 2060 — the only age bracket to grow in scale.