Press Releases

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.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The California Sports Fishing League produced the following press release on AB 1387:

February 25, 2019 (Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has authored Assembly Bill 1387, state 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 fishing easier and more accessible. The bill, sponsored by the California Sportfishing League (CSL), is co-authored by Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and a bipartisan group of 12 other legislators.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO–As a commissioner on the California Future Health Workforce Commission (Commission), chair of Assembly Health Committee and a health care provider for almost 30 years, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced AB 890, legislation that will allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training in order to ensure direct access to millions of Californians who often struggle to find health care providers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), partnering with California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra, introduced AB 824 to stop pharmaceutical companies from pocketing billions in profits by using a “pay-for-delay” practice that results in an extension of their patents on brand name drugs beyond what Congress intended when it passed the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984.