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  • Aug262015

    Op-Ed: State contracts can aid in quest for gender pay equity

    This year marks the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, a significant milestone in the evolution of civil rights in our nation’s history. While we have made progress over the past 95 years, women still do not receive equal pay for equal work. California can play an important role in correcting this disparity.

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  • Aug212015

    Earthquake Tax Relief bill sent to governor

    The State Senate voted unanimously Monday to send the governor legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Assemblymember Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to aid residents and businesses affected by the South Napa Earthquake.

    Senate Bill 35 provides individuals who didn’t know the extent of their earthquake damage until after the 2014 tax filing deadline the ability to apply their losses to their prior year tax returns, generating a more rapid refund in the current year that can be used to rebuild and recover from the earthquake.

    You may read the full article here.

  • Aug212015

    Dodd’s State Senate bid gets Solano supes’ endorsement

    NAPA — State Assemblyman Bill Dodd (D-Napa) picked up support for his state Senate campaign from four of five of the Solano County Board of Supervisors, his office announced Friday. 

    Solano County holds nearly 40 percent of Senate District 3 voters, his staff notes, and Supervisors Erin Hannigan, Linda Seifert, Jim Spering and John Vasquez together represent 80 percent of Solano County. Supervisor Skip Thomson is not included in the announcement.

    Thomson represents Solano’s District 5 — the largest of the five districts according to his office — covering the Rio Vista, Elmira Area and parts of Vacaville, Fairfield and Suisun City.

    You may read the full article here.

  • Aug042015

    Assemblyman Dodd visits Springs

    In a visit to the Springs that included a public meeting and visit to the Teen Services Sonoma, Assemblyman Bill Dodd, second from right, meets James Cardenas, Teen Center coordinator; Gina Cuclis, Sonoma County Board of Education Trustee, Marguerite LaDue, the center’s board president and Cristin Lawrence its executive director.

    Dodd’s two-hour visit on Friday started with a community meeting attended by about 20 residents and community leaders at the Sonoma Valley Grange Hall.

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  • Jul212015

    Dodd makes Senate run official

    Assemblyman Bill Dodd made his state Senate candidacy official on Monday with an event featuring a Napa County golf course setting and plenty of public officials.

    “I am very excited to announce today I am running for the 3rd District seat of the California state Senate,” the Napan told a crowd of about 200 people in a large tent overlooking the greens of the Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club.

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