In the News

April 13, 2020

KCBS Radio: Elected officials rolled up their sleeves and spent time at Samaritan House in San Mateo, a charity leading the fight against poverty on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. Congresswoman Jackie Speier — along with fellow elected officials Kevin Mullen, Jerry Hill, Mark Berman, Scott Weiner and Phil Ting — packed bags and boxes with food, and loaded them into trunks of cars. 

April 11, 2020

Daily Journal: 

San Mateo County’s elected leaders, including those from local, state and federal offices are standing with the API Caucus in San Mateo County against racism and xenophobia. Those pledging to support actions against hate crime and assaults on Asians include U.S. representatives Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo, state Sen. Jerry Hill and assemblymen Kevin Mullin, Marc Berman and Phil Ting.

April 10, 2020

Daily Journal: As chair of the California Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is on the front lines of making sure recently laid-off workers can get the assistance they need.

April 09, 2020

Los Angeles Times: “Many Californians are feeling the effects of this pandemic, and this added benefit is very important to our workers so they have needed resources during this difficult time,” Newsom said in a statement Thursday. “That’s tremendously significant,” state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), who chairs the Senate labor committee, said of the larger payments. “That will make the difference for people.”

April 08, 2020

Spectrum News 1: "Inside the Issues" host Alex Cohen examines the vaping crisis and talks with state Senator Jerry Hill on his legislation to ban flavored tobacco products in order to halt burgeoning nicotine consumption by young people.

April 07, 2020

California Currents: Weeks of cancelled hearings in the State Senate and Assembly energy committees have left numerous energy bills in limbo.

April 06, 2020

Fox & Hounds: AB 5, which was enacted last fall, codified the “ABC Test” pursuant to the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision. AB 5 also contains 57 different exemptions for specified professions. While nearly three dozen measures in the Assembly and Senate would create additional exemptions, SB 900 was recently amended to add 12 exemptions.

March 23, 2020

Mercury News: “It took the Butte County District Attorney and a federal prosecution to bring PG&E to its knees and to show the world how PG&E flouted the law for its selfish financial benefit,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, whose district includes parts of Santa Clara County and San Mateo County as well as the city of San Bruno. In 2016, PG&E was convicted for felonies the company committed before and after a fatal explosion in 2010 that killed eight and destroyed a San Bruno neighborhood.

March 20, 2020

Mercury News: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he has reached a deal with PG&E that will  dramatically transform the disgraced utility and potentially end a bankruptcy ushered in by the company’s wildfire-linked liabilities. “This is the end of business as usual for PG&E,” Newsom said in a prepared release. “The governor has been consistent in his dedication to the creation of a new PG&E, and this agreement achieves that,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, a long-time and harsh critic of PG&E. “The governor kept his commitment to creation of a safe PG&E.

March 20, 2020

San Francisco Business Times
By Ron Leuty

California will pay up to $5 million a month to lease 175 beds at Seton Medical Center in Daly City and another $2.6 million monthly to occupy a shuttered, 366-bed Los Angeles hospital to handle an "expected thousands" of COVID-19 cases.