In the News

February 22, 2013

Almanac News: As Caltrain prepares to embark on its long-stalled voyage toward electrification, Sen. Jerry Hill on Friday unveiled a bill that would bring to the project the funding it needs while, at the same time, ease local anxieties about the controversial high-speed rail line.

February 21, 2013

Oakland Tribune: A state legislative committee intends to hold hearings in early March on potential flaws in how the Public Utilities Commission handles billions of dollars in accounts for California's major power companies, including PG&E.

February 21, 2013

KGO-TV/ABC 7: About half the Californians who could receive food stamps, don't. That means California is missing out on billions of dollars in federal money that could be used to support local businesses.

February 20, 2013

Oakland Tribune: The state legislative analyst recommended Tuesday that state auditors probe whether regulators are properly overseeing special accounts for utility projects totaling trillions of dollars, raising the possibility that gas and electric ratepayers may have been overcharged for the programs. In question is how the California Public Utilities Commission manages and audits "balancing accounts" for California's three biggest utilities -- PG&E, Southern Cal Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric.

February 18, 2013

Redwood City Patch, San Carlos Patch and Belmont Patch: Because all politics is local, and because everyone enjoys a free cup of coffee now and then, California State Senator Jerry Hill hosts an informal community meeting with constituents this Friday, Feb. 22, in Redwood City.

Click here to see the Java with Jerry invitation.

February 15, 2013

Palo Alto Online News: California's high-speed rail project may have left the station last year, when the state Legislature approved funding for the first segment by a single vote, but Palo Alto officials still have plenty of concerns about the locally unpopular project, and they hope their newest representative in Sacramento can help. The city is now working with its newest representative, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to clean up Senate Bill 1029, the bill that authorizes funding for the first segment of high-speed rail, in Central Valley.

February 13, 2013

KGO-TV/ABC 7: A red light camera vendor that services many Bay Area cities is being investigated in Chicago for corrupt business practices.

February 13, 2013

Mercury News Op-Ed: California has a unique opportunity to use competition to combat climate change and generate jobs and innovation by leveraging a very modest share of revenue from California's new cap-and-trade program to award an annual Green Prize. Senator Jerry Hill and other lawmakers voice support for the concept.

February 12, 2013

Mountain View Patch: Just like Santa at Christmas, Cupid will log plenty of miles this week delivering valentines made by South City seniors to deployed members of the California Air National Guard 129th Rescue Wing.

February 12, 2013

Everything South City: Four hundred handmade valentines created by South San Francisco seniors are on their way to members of the California Air National Guard 129th Rescue Wing who were recently deployed to Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. State Senator Jerry Hill joined seniors at South San Francisco’s Magnolia Center to complete their annual valentine crafts project and present their handiwork to members of the Rescue Wing.