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Monday, March 13, 2017

State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker is a rare bird: a living, breathing Bay Area Republican elected representative in a sea of Democratic blue.

So at a time when town halls hosted by GOP politicians around the country have become the go-to venue for unleashing fury on the Trump administration and its policies, you would think that a Baker town hall would attract at least a bit of that wrath and protest.

But that was not the case at San Ramon City Hall on Thursday night.

State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Senator Steve Glazer set example for rest of country
Friday, February 24, 2017

Click here for a good review of our joint Town Hall meeting in the East Bay Times.

The California bank refused to appear before Sen. Glazer's Banking Committee
Friday, December 16, 2016

When Wells Fargo refused to appear before my Senate Banking & Financial Institutions panel to answer questions about their scandal, they reminded me of another bad corporate actor: Enron, the last corporation that refused to testify at a Legislative committee. Wells Fargo must come clean about the system they fostered for cheating customers. I wrote about this in today's San Francisco Chronicle.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Wells Fargo fraud has resulted in $185 million in penalties so far. But has the Bank taken steps to hold those accountable? My hearing of the Senate Banking Committee yesterday revealed that over 480 Branch Managers were also fired for engaging in illegal behavior. It is a bad sign when Wells refuses to show up to answer important questions as this LA Times story reviews.

 

Friday, November 04, 2016

It was unfair that the federal government was clawing back bonuses it had mistakenly given to California’s Army National Guard members who took them in good faith. So I am glad to see the Department of Defense is now suspending  their efforts requiring soldiers and their families to repay the bonuses, which would have been a terrible burden on those who have devoted their lives to protecting our country.

Friday, October 28, 2016

It was my privilege to present a commendation to the management team of Planned Parenthood Nor Cal and their parent organization on the occasion of their 100th anniversary.  The Legislative resolution, co-authored by Senators Loni Hancock and Lois Wolk and Assembly members Catharine Baker, Susan Bonilla, Bill Dodd, and Tony Thurmond, congratulates them for their wide-ranging healthcare services.

 

 

A great public dedication ceremony to celebrate fixes to dangerous conditions
Friday, October 14, 2016

Effort by Sen. Glazer leads to $366,000 in new striping, warning signs for bicyclists
Monday, October 03, 2016

The steep, narrow and scenic roads of Mount Diablo State Park attract growing legions of bicyclists, but they ride in danger of colliding with cars — especially on the many blind curves.

New Pathway for California State University Students to Graduate in Four Years
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 412, Sen. Steve Glazer’s California Promise, a landmark bill that will pave a new pathway for more California State University students to graduate in four years.

Senate Bill 412 would create new pathways to on-time graduation for CSU students
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sen. Steve Glazer on Tuesday, Aug. 30, laid out his vision for putting hundreds of thousands of California State University students on the pathway toward four-year graduations.

One of the more significant higher education reforms in recent years, Glazer’s “California Promise” bill (Senate Bill 412), was approved 39-0, and now awaits the governor's signature.

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