In the News

July 24, 2017

CALmatters: Three years ago, the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown finally approved a very limited experiment, allowing 15 community college districts to offer one four-year degree each in a field that UC and the CSU system ignored. Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat from San Mateo, introduced a bill this year to expand the experiment to 25 districts and give it longer to prove itself. And the Senate agreed. However, Senate Bill 769 faced tough opposition from UC, the CSU, the California Faculty Association and the California Teachers Association...

July 21, 2017

KRON4: Caltrain says the project is expected to provide substantial economic and environmental improvements to the popular train line. Electrifying the Caltrain system from San Francisco to San Jose, since 1999, has been a lofty goal for the train service. Now, with shovels now in the ground, that is becoming a reality.

July 21, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Over seven years, California has spent $430 million on low-emission vehicle subsidies to help lower the cost for car buyers. Now the state Legislature is looking to extend that by another seven years, but with a price tag of $3 billion.

July 19, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has authored SB797, which would give the three counties in Caltrain’s domain the authority to ask voters for an eighth-cent sale tax to raise about $100 million a year. That would cover the annual contributions by those three counties, while leaving up to $70 million a year for maintenance and new infrastructure.

July 19, 2017

Mercury News: As current and former chairs of the Caltrain board of directors, we are happy and thankful that state Sen. Jerry Hill has introduced a bill to address Caltrain’s longstanding need for a permanent, dedicated funding source.

July 19, 2017

Justia: As originally proposed by Senator Jerry Hill, the bill would have barred marriage for anyone under the age of 18, but his proposal encountered opposition from groups such as the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as well as from fellow legislators. 

July 17, 2017

NBC Bay Area: The state has moved forward Senate Bill 42 to help acquire the trail to Martin's Beach. The new legislation follows a multi-year legal battle between public groups and Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla.

July 17, 2017

Daily Journal: The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, are pushing a bill that would allow for a one-eighth cent sales tax specifically geared toward Caltrain — a tri-county regional rail agency that is one of the few without a dedicated funding source. That effort would require approval of voters in San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties.

July 16, 2017

KPIX: Phil Matier and state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) discuss a proposal to raise bridge tolls in the Bay Area by $3 to fund various infrastructure projects.

July 13, 2017

East Bay Times: The doctors’ lobbyists like it that way. They know disclosure at physicians’ offices would chase away patients. So they’d rather leave them in the dark. For years, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has championed transparency, seeking a law requiring doctors on probation to notify patients before treating them.