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Asm Jim Wood Will Vote to Move Single Payer Bill Forward

AB 1400 will be heard in Assembly Health Committee on January 11

Sacramento–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood announced that he will vote to move AB 1400, by Assemblymembers Ash Kalra, Alex Lee and Miguel Santiago, forward when it’s heard in the Assembly Health Committee next week.

Asm. Jim Wood Secures $15 Million for Redwoods Rising Project

SACRAMENTO—In one of the final budget actions of this year’s legislative session, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) is grateful to his colleagues and Governor Newsom for supporting his request for $15 million for the Redwoods Rising project—a collaboration of the National Park Service, California State Parks and Save the Redwoods League.

CAL FIRE Awards Nearly $138 Million in Local Fire Prevention Grants

Every county in Assembly District 5 received a grant for projects that protect communities and reduce fire threat and greenhouse gases

CAL FIRE has just awarded nearly $138 million in grant funding to 105 local fire prevention projects in communities across the state with a goal of reducing the size and severity of wildfires. Here are the 2021 recipients and a summary of the major work of these projects for every county in Assembly District 2 – Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino and Sonoma.

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