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Senate Committee to Discuss Study on Dental Anesthesia Rules for Children

February 13, 2017

Sacramento Bee: The state Legislature last year passed “Caleb’s Law,” a bill named in memory of a 6-year-old boy whose death led lawmakers to question dental anesthesia practices on children...Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, also called on the state to conduct a study into the practice.

Editorial: Uber Motors Back to San Francisco

February 11, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Perhaps the San Francisco-based company has concluded it isn’t wise to alienate customers in a market of 39 million people, or annoy regulators and lawmakers. Sen. Jerry Hill, a Peninsula Democrat, responded by introducing legislation, SB 145, he hopes will streamline regulations, but added that Uber was “sticking a stick” in California’s eye needlessly. 

Editorial: PUC Must Make PG&E Pay for San Bruno Tragedy, Don't Make Ratepayers Pay for PG&E's Sins

February 09, 2017

Mercury News: The notion that ratepayers should pay even part of the penalty for PG&E’s misdeeds remains unconscionable.

State PUC Failures with PG&E in San Bruno Spur Reform Legislation

February 09, 2017

Mercury News: The state Public Utilities Commission’s failures to prevent disasters by PG&E and other big utilities, including a fatal explosion in San Bruno and gas leaks near Los Angeles, have spurred fresh efforts to force the agency to make safety a top priority.

FBI Offering $5,000 Reward Submachine Gun Stolen from Agent

February 09, 2017

East Bay Times: The FBI is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a sub-machine gun stolen from an agent’s car in Central Costa County last month.





PG&E Request to IRS Could Lead to Higher Gas Bills for Customers

February 08, 2017

Mercury News: “The Public Utilities Commission should not stand by and allow this maneuvering to continue unchallenged. Doing so permits PG&E to shove its penalty for the San Bruno tragedy onto the backs of American taxpayers,” state Sen. Jerry Hill, whose San Mateo County-Santa Clara County district includes San Bruno, said.


PG&E Sticker Shock

February 08, 2017

KTVU Fox 2: Anchors Frank Somerville and Julie Haener interview state Senator Jerry Hill about the spike in utility bills that’s left PG&E customers fuming.

Opposite Sides Forming for School Tax Measure

February 06, 2017

Daily Journal: Local education, county and state officials are collectively calling on San Mateo and Foster City residents to support a proposed tax extension benefiting the local elementary school district.


Loal Lawmakers Take Aim at Trump's Immigration Ban

February 01, 2017

Half Moon Bay Review: State Sen. Jerry Hill, U.S. Reps. Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo, all Democrats representing the Coastside, released statements on Monday and Tuesday condemning the ban and endorsing legislation that would oppose or reverse it.

Criminal Probes of PUC Continue After the San Bruno Blast

January 31, 2017

Mercury News: The state Public Utilities Commission is still paying legal fees to outside attorneys to help it cope with criminal investigations linked to improper ties between the regulators and big utilities such as PG&E, amid accusations that the commission’s culture of cozy arrangements helped cause a fatal explosion in San Bruno.