In the News

July 30, 2013

Huffington Post: According to recent statistics from the Children's Defense Fund, a baby is born to an unmarried mother every 19 seconds in this country. Like all children, these babies are unable to vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. Accordingly, it becomes even more important that lawmakers, voters, and advocates ensure that our laws are tailored to protect the best interests of our children, and updated to reflect our changing family norms. Thankfully, California State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) is on the job...

July 30, 2013

Daily Journal: Legislators are beginning to dig into the case of 641 invalidated Advanced Placement tests taken at Mills High School this past May.

July 29, 2013

San Mateo County Times: With so much of the news focused on troubled teens and degenerate politicians, I welcome the opportunity to shine the light on young people who beat the odds, shatter stereotypes and prove the best of America. They do this with tenacity, hard work and help from successful community leaders.

July 23, 2013

KBAK/KBFX: Amid a looming rate increase proposal, claims that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. asked its customers who have benefited from the utility's charitable donations to attend its statewide rate case hearings were confirmed by the company, an Eyewitness News investigation discovered.

July 23, 2013

Daily Journal: How the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect small businesses when it is implemented next year was the main topic of conversation at an informational forum in Redwood City yesterday morning. The forum was organized by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco.

July 22, 2013

San Carlos Patch: Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County) stopped by Hot Harvest Nights in San Carlos on July 18 as part of his "mobile office hours" outreach effort. Hill has been making the rounds at local farmers' markets to meet with constituents.

July 18, 2013

San Carlos Patch: Are you ready for the new Affordable Care Act requirements? A free informational forum on the ACA will be held in Redwood City on Monday, July 22.

July 16, 2013

Oakland Tribune: Taking a tougher stand against PG&E, a revamped state regulatory body on Tuesday recommended that the utility be fined at least $300 million -- the largest ever imposed by the Public Utilities Commission -- as part of a $2.25 billion penalty for the company's role in the deadly San Bruno natural gas explosion.

July 16, 2013

KQED News: The California Public Utilities Commission's Consumer Protection and Safety Division recommended today that PG&E pay $2.25 billion for negligence leading up to the San Bruno pipeline explosion and fire in September 2010.

July 15, 2013

Katie: Actor Jason Patric has kept silent about his personal and private life. But now he is speaking out for the first time about his heart-wrenching fight for the right to be a father to his three-year-old son, Gus, and opening up about the legal loophole that reduced his paternity to nothing more than “sperm donor.” Should the law be changed concerning parental rights? Jason Patric’s family attorney, Fred Silberberg, and California Senator Jerry Hill explain the odds Jason faces.