Press Releases

New Funding Can Help Reduce Your Health Care Cost

More financial assistance available through Covered California

The past 18 months have been an unprecedented time of challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and the resulting impact on people's health and employment have increased the importance of having health care coverage, whether it's for preventive care, medical treatment or accessing mental health services.

Discussions Pause on Creating the Office of Health Care Affordability

SACRAMENTO— Earlier this year, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 1130, a bill to create the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA), an entity that would collect and analyze the health care market for cost drivers and trends in order to develop data-informed policies for lowering and controlling health care costs, with the ultimate goal of providing qualit

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.