Recent News in the 13th District

November 26, 2015 State lawmakers were not happy when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) paid outside legal help $5 million to fight state and federal investigations into scandalous revelations about their cozy relationship with utility companies. So they cut the commission’s budget $5 million.

November 25, 2015

Gil Gross - Talk 910: The California legislature cut funds to the CPUC, and the CPUC cut security to power plants despite a new law mandating them. What's going on here, and why are we playing politics with our electricity?

November 23, 2015 A new state law mandating that utilities take steps to protect power plants from terrorist attacks is being held hostage in a fight between the California Public Utilities Commission and legislators over the agency’s $5 million legal tab in corruption investigations.

November 20, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called Friday for every tour bus in the state to be inspected each year in the wake of the violent crash of an uninspected double-deck coach near Union Square that apparently lost its brakes.