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A massive new city near Travis Air Force Base and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a bad idea.|

Monday, March 11, 2024


March 10, 2024, 12:10AM

Imagine a clandestine group of well-heeled investors descended on your community and quietly began buying up all available open space with secret plans to build a megacity of 400,000 people. You’d be concerned, right?

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Lunes, 22 de enero, 2024

Por Bill Dodd – Especial para The Sacramento Bee, 22 de enero, 2024

Los seguros no son divertidos ni interesantes ni siquiera fáciles de entender, pero son esenciales. Y ahora están en riesgo.

Monday, January 22, 2024

By Bill Dodd -- Special to The Sacramento Bee, January 22, 2024

Insurance isn’t fun or interesting or even easy to understand, but it is essential. And now it’s at risk.

 We don’t have a robust insurance market in California. It’s quite the opposite: More than five years of destructive, climate-driven wildfires have triggered billions of dollars in claims, causing insurers to leave in droves. Those that remain are refusing to renew policies, especially in fire-prone wildland-urban interface areas.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

 BY BILL DODD -- Sacramento Bee

In the history of mankind, no event looms larger in the furtherance of our sense of personal independence than the advent of the car.

Sunday, November 8, 2020




November 8, 2020

What’s worse than a bad influenza season? A bad flu season on top of a pandemic.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Reflecting on the Delta, Delta Week 2020

By Senator Bill Dodd

It’s hard to overstate the importance of our Delta to the people of California. Not only is it the lifeblood of our water supply, critical for drinking and agriculture, but it supports a vibrant ecosystem in one of the largest estuaries in North America.

Keeping it healthy over the years amid environmental and human-caused challenges has been a priority of its many stewards including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and the Delta Protection Commission.

Friday, September 4, 2020


By Bill Dodd

Sep. 4, 2020

In California, nurse-midwives really deliver — to the tune of 50,000 babies a year. These unsung women’s health practitioners attend 10% of all births, providing mothers in mostly rural and typically poorer communities with excellent maternity care, all while saving millions on medical costs.

Thursday, April 16, 2020


Flatten the Curve

By Sen. Bill Dodd and Mayor Jill Techel (Napa Valley Register)

Coronavirus has brought unprecedented change to our community, forcing us to pause our normal lives.

Families are feeling the burdens of economic uncertainty as businesses shut down and workers stay home to stop the spread. Parents face the daunting challenge of home-schooling kids. And there is widespread fear about what infection could mean to loved ones.Sadly, our county recently suffered its first coronavirus death.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


By Sen. Bill Dodd and Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan (Times~Herald)

We face unprecedented change in Vallejo as we pause our normal lives in response to coronavirus.

Economic uncertainty looms as businesses shut down and workers stay home to slow the spread. Parents experience the daunting challenge of home-schooling kids. And there is widespread fear about what infection could mean to loved ones. Sadly, Solano County recently suffered its first coronavirus deaths.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

By Sen. Bill Dodd (Winters Express)

Counting every Californian in the upcoming 2020 census is extremely important.

It determines where billions in federal dollars are spent for over 70 federal programs that pay for things across our state and in Yolo County like roads and schools.

At the same time, the census decides the number of seats states get in the House of Representatives and the allotment of electoral votes toward picking the president.