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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.


PG&E Customers Angry About Skyrocketing Bills

February 06, 2017

CBS SF Bay Area: Many PG&E customers say their bills have doubled or even tripled recently. The utility company is blaming weather and rate increases, but a utility watchdog group says there is more to the story...California State Senator Jerry Hill  said, “I am concerned when I hear that ratepayers are getting charged that much money and they’re using the same amount of gas — there’s something wrong.”