Recent News in the 13th District

October 19, 2014

CBS SF Bay Area: State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) told Phil Matier on Sunday that gas rate hikes scheduled to take effect should be postponed.

October 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times: The California attorney general has opened an investigation into reported improper contacts between Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives and the state Public Utilities Commission — already the focus of a probe by federal prosecutors.

October 09, 2014

Los Angeles Times: For more than a decade, Michael Peevey has held one of California's most powerful jobs, regulating electricity rates, company profits and energy supplies at most of the state's biggest utilities. On Thursday, amid calls for his removal, the president of the Public Utilities Commission announced he would step down at year-end.

October 08, 2014

Mercury News: A state senator said Wednesday he will formally ask the Legislature to remove the powerful president of the California Public Utilities Commission, which separately said it will implement new rules to operate more ethically, fresh indications of intensified pressure on the PUC in the wake of a fatal explosion of natural gas in San Bruno.