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February 03, 2018

Mercury News and East Bay Times Editorial Boards

Three years have passed since then state Attorney General Kamala Harris opened an investigation of Michael Peevey’s atrocious behavior as president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

The lack of action on the case begs the question: Has it been swept under the rug?

February 02, 2018

NBC Bay Area: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a frequent critic of the utility, says the letter is a thinly veiled effort to get worthy causes to lobby lawmakers into letting PG&E off the hook for fire damage – even if it is to blame.

January 22, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Members of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee last week voted to advance De León's legislation. As they did, they expressed concerns that the historically embattled CPUC might not be able to handle the monumental task of regulating the internet — a huge responsibility for a state agency with already too many responsibilities. Sen. Jerry Hill called the CPUC "too big to succeed."

January 18, 2018

ABC 7/KGO-TV: The report was mandated by a 2014 law (Senate Bill 699), introduced by State Senator Jerry Hill, who tells ABC7 News he's pleased with the recommendations in the report.

January 16, 2018

CBS SF Bay Area/KPIX-TV: State Senator Jerry Hill, a longtime critic of PG&E and the state Public Utilities Commission, wants to make sure that money ends up back in customers’ hands.

January 16, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: The commission’s comments came after state Sen. Jerry Hill, who chairs a subcommittee that deals with utility issues, sent the commission a letter Tuesday saying the companies stood to reap “untold savings” from the federal tax changes. He urged the commission to figure out how much the utilities will save and lower customers’ monthly bills accordingly.

January 16, 2018

Patch.com: State Senator Jerry Hill urged the California Public Utilities Commission in a letter today to ensure that utilities reaping a windfall in savings from federal tax cuts to corporations pass those savings along to ratepayers.

January 13, 2018

ABC 7/KGO-TV: Multiple layers of accountability are a priority for California State Senator Jerry Hill. He recently co-authored a new bill to beef up the state's alert system after so many people failed to receive a warning about the North Bay wildfires. "You need a process where it takes a couple of people to make that decision, those people are there, so you don't have the chance and take the chance of having a false alarm," said Hill.

January 13, 2018

Madera Tribune: Bus safety is coming into line with automobile safety under a law authored by Sen. Jerry Hill that takes effect immediately. Bus drivers must inform “unbuckled” passengers to buckle up. If a passenger refuses, there is a $20 fine for a first offense, $50 for repeat offenses.