In the News

April 19, 2013

The Bearcat: California State Senator Jerry Hill visited San Mateo’s GSA on the morning of Friday, April 19, to see Ally Week and recognize the GSA’s efforts in making campus a LGBTQI-friendly place.

April 19, 2013

Civic Publications: State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, sees Earth Day as a time to reflect on his lifelong commitment to protecting California’s environment.

April 17, 2013

NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit: A growing number of state lawmakers are suggesting that the way to fix problems at the California Public Utilities Commission is to change the agency’s leadership.

April 17, 2013

Mercury News: Two and a half years after the rupture of a PG&E gas line killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in San Bruno, state legislators Wednesday blasted officials at the Public Utilities Commission for fostering a culture that downplays safety and is steeped in cozy relations with the utilities they are supposed to regulate.

April 17, 2013

NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit: Senator Jerry Hill is asking Governor Brown to remove CPUC President Michael Peevey from his post after the Investigative Unit exposed an internal report where high-ranking directors and employees described a culture where safety is not a priority. Chief Investigator Tony Kovaleski reports...

April 17, 2013

Mercury News: Consumer rights advocates lost a crucial vote in the state Legislature on Wednesday after a bevy of lobbyists for the payday lending industry persuaded senators to reject new curbs on the storefront operations.

April 17, 2013

Mercury News: A scathing new report makes clear what we've suspected since San Bruno: The California Public Utilities Commission is grossly incapable of holding utilities to the most basic standard of safety. Heads should roll throughout the organization.

April 12, 2013

Palo Alto Weekly: Surrounded by children's class and art projects on the walls in a portable-turned- preschool-classroom at Magnolia Head Start Preschool in East Palo Alto on Friday morning, state Sen. Jerry Hill addressed what he called one of the most pervasive health problems facing those children: access to dental care.

April 01, 2013

The Daily Journal: State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has a major challenge. He's the new chair of the important Environmental Quality committee, which among other things, will be considering possible changes to the California Environmental Quality Act, also known as CEQA.

March 27, 2013

The Daily Journal: State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is introducing legislation to close a corporate tax loophole that allowed a Brisbane company to claim a $37,000 tax credit for each of the 150 local workers it displaced when it moved last year to an enterprise zone in Visalia.