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Asm. Wood Introduces Bill to Improve Drought Preparedness for North and Central Coastal Watersheds

SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) has introduced AB 1272, legislation that will direct the State Water Resources Control Board and California Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop principles and guidelines that can improve climate resiliency and drought preparedness which will benefit the water supplies for both people and fish in coastal Northern and Centr

State Announces $3 million in Recovery Funds to Assist Residents Impacted by the Humboldt Earthquakes

Virtual Earthquake Recovery Town Hall will be held Jan. 12 at 6:30pm

In a press release by Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire: Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood, the State Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Housing & Community Development  announced $3 million in available funding to aid residents impacted by the December 20 and January 1 earthquakes.

Asm. Wood Responds to PG&E Capacity Issues in Southern Humboldt County

SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), along with other local, state and federal elected officials have been meeting with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to get answers about transmission capacity issues in southern Humboldt County and on November 1, PG&E made a presentation to the Humboldt Board of Supervisors to respond to that issue.

Asm. Wood kicks off 10,000-mile statewide broadband network project

SACRAMENTO—On October 13, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) joined members of Governor Newsom’s administration, legislators, local community representatives and advocates to push the “on” switch to the first leg of an open-access middle-mile network that will allow service providers to provide internet connections to unserved or underserved Californians.

Assemblymember Jim Wood Reports Legislative Successes of 2022

Office of Health Care Affordability tops the list


SACRAMENTO–Last Friday was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to sign or veto legislation considered during the 2022 legislative session.

Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) is pleased to announce that a majority of the bills he authored this year will become law.

Governor Signs Asm. Jim Wood’s Broadband Access Legislation

AB 2752 will shine a light on communities left behind by corporate broadband providers

SACRAMENTO–Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2752, legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to map local level data regarding broadband access, including addresses.

Governor Newsom Signs Budget Bill that Includes Assemblymember Jim Wood’s Health Care Priority

Creation of the new Office of Health Care Affordability

SACRAMENTO–Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed legislation that creates the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA), Assemblymember Jim Wood’s (D-Healdsburg) top priority health care legislation.

The budget bill, AB 184, contains language creating OHCA. A previous budget bill provided the funding needed for implementation.

Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Assemblymember Jim Wood says "Today is a very dark day in America"

“Today is a very dark day in America,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “A day when we should be celebrating our constitutional protections of privacy and a woman’s right to choose is clouded by a Supreme Court decision that eviscerates that federal protection and tragically opens up the possibility that other rights will be challenged in the future.