Welcome

Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the Senator for the 7th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community

Steve Glazer 
Representing the 7th District

 


Thursday, March 24, 2016

 

The record rise in BART ridership last year was a bonanza for the rail system’s 3,357 employees, each of whom received a $1,000 bonus because of the surge in commuters.

And they appear on track for another bonus this year.

BART paid a little over $3.3 million to its employees in July, when core ridership on the system averaged 373,569 — 4.5 percent over what was forecast for 2015.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Walnut Creek, CA – BART is in a financial crisis with capital needs estimated at $9.6 billion, yet it gave out $1,000 bonuses to the transit system’s 3,357 employees as reported in today’s San Francisco Chronicle’s “Matier and Ross” column (click here).

BART Needs to Repair Trust With Riders

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sen. Glazer spoke with KPIX reporter Phil Matier about the continuing problems commuters have experienced with BART shutdowns, saying that BART needs to repair its trust with voters before it asks the public to support a multi-billion dollar bond measure. Please click here for the report. The volume is low during the report, so you'll need to turn it up.
 

Also appointed to Senate Budget panel
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sacramento – In an expansion of his role in the Senate, Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, was named on Wednesday as Chairman of the Banking & Financial Institutions Committee and to serve on the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.

Glazer, who was elected in May 2015, will serve on the Budget Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government. He also serves on the Public Safety, Insurance and Governmental Organization committees.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon made the nominations, which were approved by the Senate Rules Committee.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Katy Murphy of the Bay Area News Group wrote this story on my bill, SB 1450, to improve four-year graduation rates at California State University. Only 19 percent of CSU students graduate in four years, 25 percent below the national average. My bill offers a tuition freeze, priority registration and advising to students who maintain 30 units per academic year and a minimum GPA.The story ran in the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune.

Unveiling of “California Promise” legislation, SB 1450

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sen. Steve Glazer unveiled his “California Promise” legislation, SB 1450, at California State University, Sacramento on Feb. 22.

It provides a new pathway to students who want to graduate in four years, including a tuition freeze, priority legislation and academic advising. Students would have to maintain a C average while taking 15 units per semester.

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