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Officials Laud Bill Hiking School Reserve Cap: Sen. Hill Working to Raise Capacity of Districts’ Rainy-Day Fund

August 24, 2015

Daily Journal: A bill authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, which aims to increase the amount of money school districts can stash in reserves for a rainy day has drawn the acclaim of local school officials.

Newsmaker Interview: State Senator Jerry Hill

August 23, 2015

CBS SF Bay Area: State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) sat down with KPIX 5's Phil Matier on Sunday to talk about a special session of the legislature to find funding for repairs to California's roads and bridges.

Editorial: State Lawmakers Should Lift Cap on School District Reserves

August 22, 2015

Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune: State legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown are playing an irresponsible game of financial chicken with local school districts.

Guest Op Ed: Why Veterinarians Support Antibiotics Bill

August 21, 2015

Mercury News: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will set aggressive, groundbreaking standards for antimicrobial use in California livestock with his bill, SB 27. The California Veterinary Medical Association supports this legislation. We believe it will make a marked difference in decreasing antibiotic resistance in both humans and animals.

School Districts Should Be Able to Build Reserves

August 21, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle Editorial: School districts should be allowed — nay, encouraged — to save money for lean times. That’s why the statewide battle over school district budget reserves is so baffling.

Fresh Attempt to Pass Construction Laws in Berkeley

August 21, 2015

Irish Independent: The California State Senate refused by a single vote to pass new oversight regulations last month, but it has now emerged that a revised bill will be brought forward in January.

New Push to End School District Reserve Cap

August 18, 2015

Sacramento Bee: A bipartisan group of lawmakers launched a new push Tuesday to relax a cap on school district budget reserves that critics blame for increasing districts’ borrowing costs and hampering efforts to prepare for the next economic downturn.

Fed OKs Fix for Pilarcitos Creek Bridge: Half Moon Bay Officials Hope Project Will Be Complete by the End of Year

August 18, 2015

Daily Journal: Half Moon Bay can move forward with repairing the failed Pilarcitos Creek Bridge as the city was issued the final federal permit needed to complete the project.

Transit Coalition Calls for Increased Funding: Local Lawmakers Seek Improvements to Public Transportation, Infrastructure

August 15, 2015

Daily Journal: State lawmakers, Bay Area transit officials and those seeking solutions to the region’s traffic congestion gathered Friday to promote a legislative package that could direct an additional $600 million annually toward public transportation and infrastructure improvements.

California Pension Funds Lose $5 Billion on Fossil Fuels — Report

August 13, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: California’s huge public pension funds, CalPERS and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, have lost more than $5 billion on their fossil fuel investments at a time when some legislators are urging the funds to dump their coal company stocks.