Tag Archives: Assemblymember Jim Wood

Wood briefs Supes on PG&E, taxes

Wood briefs Supes on PG&E, taxes

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – Assemblymember Jim Wood has told supervisors that state lawmakers are “shocked by PG&E’s lack of understanding of its own power grid and how that affected us here in Humboldt County” and are “deep in discussions about wildfires and PG&E power shutoffs.” ​In response, the chair of the Board

Wood details wildfire, health care, opioid laws

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Assemblymember Jim Wood gave his annual report to Humboldt County supervisors Dec. 11, detailing his legislative work on wildfires, health care and reducing opioid abuse.  At the Dec. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting, Wood delivered his yearly report and he described 2018 as one that’s been “a tumultuous

Winchell Dillenbeck: Assemblymember Wood’s political double talk on single-payer

The Guest Opinion piece, “Healthcare reform not advanced by false facts, simplistic solutions,” (Union, Jan. 10) written by Assemblymember Jim Wood is nothing more than political double talk. Surveys show 65 percent of Californians support Single-Payer Health Care. The people are moving towards a Single-Payer Health Care system and it is only a question of

Jim Wood: Healthcare reform not advanced by false facts, simplistic solutions

The opinion piece, “Wood performs dog & pony show for supes,” written last week by Mr. Winchell Dillenbeck, faithfully reiterates the basic talking points of the advocates for SB 562, the bill that provides an undeveloped solution for single payer health care. The statistics he quotes about the cost of health care are important —

Supporters speak out for single-payer healthcare

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A well-attended Eureka rally last week in support of a tabled single-payer healthcare bill was part of a coordinated effort to pressure Assemblymember Jim Wood to move the legislation out of suspension. Doctors, nurses, patients and other single payer or government-run healthcare advocates gathered at Wood’s office on

Winchell Dillenbeck: Assemblymember Jim Wood’s healthcare dog & pony show

Senate Bill 562, now stuck in the Rules Committee of the Assembly, provides single payer health care coverage for all Californians. On Dec. 5, Assemblymember Jim Wood presented to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors a highly promoted, over-staged performance designed to sway political opinion to distract attention away from the uselessness of the Select