A Comprehensive Insight into Senator Bill Dodd’s Legislative Journey

A Comprehensive Insight into Senator Bill Dodd’s Legislative Journey

This episode of SacTown Talks features a detailed conversation with Senator Bill Dodd, covering his decade-long political career, contributions, and views on various issues affecting California. Senator Dodd discusses his transition from business to politics, his achievements including the passage of over a hundred bills, and his work on wildfire management, education, and community safety. He also shares insights into the challenges of maintaining a strong legislative staff, navigating the budget deficit, the significance of community colleges, and the importance of addressing the state’s insurance and homelessness crisis. The senator reflects on the impact of term limits, the shifting dynamics in the Senate and Assembly, and his commitment to legislative oversight and community wellbeing in his final year in office.

 

July 24, 2024

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Interview with Dave Min

Interview with Dave Min

Today we welcome back to the program Senator Dave Min. Min represents Senate District 37 and serves as Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, which has jurisdiction over the state’s environmental stewardship. We discuss Min’s legislative priorities, the environment, biodiversity, homelessness and more.

This episode was recorded on 10/02/2023 

October 23. 2023

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Interview with Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

Interview with Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

Today we welcome to the program, Senator Smallwood-Cuevas. Smallwood-Cuevas represents Senate District 28 and is the co-founder of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center. We discuss the election, issues with the prison system, employment, housing and more.

This episode was recorded on 05/23/2023

(09:04) Affordable housing and cost of living in LA

(14:36) Involvement in community organizing

(23:19) Motivating running for Senate and working with the new legislative class

(34:23) Bills and legislative focuses

(44:27) Talking committees

July 24, 2024

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Interview with Angelique Ashby

Interview with Angelique Ashby

Today we welcome Senator Angelique Ashby to the program. Ashby represents Senate District 08 and previously served 12 years on the Sacramento City Council, as well as 8 years as Vice Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem. We discuss foster youth, education, improving homelessness, and more.

This episode was recorded on 4/26/2023.

July 24, 2024

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Interview with Marie Alvarado-Gil

Interview with Marie Alvarado-Gil

This week we welcome Senator Alvarado-Gil to the program. Alvarado-Gil represents Senate District 4 and serves as State Commissioner for Special Education. We discuss education, fentanyl, public safety, and more.

(04:19) Experience as a first generation Mexican-American

(09:01) From working with animals, to working with children in need

(14:41) Inspiration running for Senate and the election experience

(22:34) Alvarado-Gil’s rape bill and silent reactions 

(27:54) Alvarado-Gil’s fentanyl bill and gun rights

(30:35) Talking broadband and fire protection

May 8, 2023

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