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Published on Apr 10, 2019
Jim Wood is the Assemblymember for California’s second district, which encompasses California’s Northern coast from Santa Rosa to the Oregon border. A dentist by training, we discuss Wood’s road to elected office, wildfire recovery (and its impact on utilities), and we discuss his role as the chair of the Assembly Committee on health.
SHOW NOTES INTRO 6:29 - Talking about the 2nd Assembly District 13:00 - Communities of interest 15:49 - Hey, you ought to run for City Council 16:19 - Wes Chesbro 23:00- Chairing the Assembly Health Committee 29:19 - Jim remembers his upbringing 33:27 - SB 901, wildfires, disaster recovery, climate change and more 39:52 - The Speaker called me in and said this could be a blessing or a curse 41:00 - A lot of constituents are pissed off, and feel taken advantage of 42:38 - The Dahle-Wood plan 44:00 - Trying to get fire prevention $$$ from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund 50:29 - Does over-regulation an environmental review make it difficult to prepare for fires? 54:00 - The dialysis bill 56:06 - The American Kidney fund’s hat-trick to get higher rates out of medicare patients Wrapping up