Press Releases

Monday, April 19, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve access to high-speed broadband service and help close the digital divide as Californians rely more on the internet for remote work and distance learning cleared a key committee hurdle today.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help hundreds of thousands of Californians who have fallen behind on their water bills – a problem worsened by the coronavirus pandemic – has cleared a key committee hurdle.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With drought conditions threatening another serious wildfire season, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today lauded an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders to invest $536 million in wildfire prevention and resiliency measures.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would ensure people with disabilities have access to complex rehabilitative services and equipment such as individually fitted wheelchairs cleared a key committee today.

Monday, April 5, 2021

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall April 13 on wildfire preparedness and prevention featuring a panel of experts including the state’s top firefighter, Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter.

The town hall will be broadcast live on KSVY Sonoma Radio/TV and streamed across multiple channels. Panelists will join Sen. Dodd in answering submitted questions and calls from viewers.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to an announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that California would invest more than $80 million to hire 1,400 new firefighters, bolstering fuels management and response efforts before the coming wildfire season:

Monday, March 29, 2021

                     

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Sen. Mike McGuire, D-North Coast, have been appointed co-chairs of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry for the 2021-22 legislative session. The pair will focus on mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the wine industry.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that an increase in supplies of coronavirus vaccine would allow expansion of vaccinations to people 50 and older on April 1 and 16 and up on April 15:

Thursday, March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO -- Susanne Stirling, vice president of international affairs for the California Chamber of Commerce, has been instrumental in fostering economic development and cooperation between the state and other countries during the pandemic. For her service, Sen. Bill Dodd has named her Woman of the Year for Sacramento County.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today recognized the month of March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to gambling addiction and connect people with treatment.

“We must promote a better understanding of problem gambling and prompt people struggling with problem gambling to seek help,” Sen. Dodd said. “Problem gambling is not only an addiction but it’s also a serious public health concern. Awareness and access to services are critical for anyone struggling with addiction, and that includes those facing gambling problems.”