SACRAMENTO–A bipartisan group of nine legislators signed a statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal (AB 1054) to stabilize the utility markets that acknowledges the importance of ensuring reliable, affordable power to our communities, but points out that the proposal ignores absolutely critical components of a solution – prevention and preparedness.
SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) honored Quality Body Works in Eureka as Assembly District 2’s Small Business of the Year at an Awards Luncheon in Sacramento. Owner, Dave Creech, and his son Ross, received an Assembly Resolution recognizing their business and contributions to their community.
SACRAMENTO–Both the Assembly and Senate voted on the state budget today.
“There is a lot to be proud of in this budget,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “This budget continues paying down debt, adds to reserves and is a fiscally responsible budget that will help many more Californians.”
SACRAMENTO–In the state budget soon to be sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for his signature is $9.25 million to support the Atmospheric Rivers Research, Mitigation, and Climate Forecasting Program in the Department of Water Resources (DWR), funding originally requested by AB 557, a bill by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa).
SACRAMENTO–Last week Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) moved several of his key bills through the Assembly, allowing the bills to be considered in the Senate as early as in the next few weeks.
“I’m grateful for the support of my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, as I moved some of my key legislation forward for consideration by the Senate,” said Wood. “These bills cover health care affordability, wildfire prevention, reducing the cost of pharmaceutical drugs and supporting our vulnerable seniors.”
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.