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Key to keeping student debt down is graduating -- and the faster the better, college president says
Monday, August 22, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How would you like to make tens of thousands of dollars on top of your regular salary? All you have to do is get a job at BART, according to a report by KPIX Channel 5.

Sacramento Bee editorial: Legislation to help some students graduate on time fails, amid California Faculty Association opposition; Senate Education Committee rejects legislation, as two Democrats vote ‘no’ and two duck the vote
Thursday, April 21, 2016

This Sacramento Bee editorial chronicles a disappointing setback with my California Promise legislation, but my effort to help students to graduate in four years will continue on.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

“These weapons of war don’t belong in our communities.” Sen. Steve Glazer, to the Senate Public Safety panel before it approved the measure he coauthored with Sen. Isadore Hall. Read the Los Angeles Times article here.

Bay Area News Group story on Sen. Glazer's California Promise legislation, Senate Bill 1450
Wednesday, April 20, 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% 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.

Sen. Glazer op-ed in the Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pact would keep labor strife at bay for five years; more actions needed to fully restore public trust
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sen. Glazer hits transit agency for $1,000 perk
Thursday, March 24, 2016


REGIONAL (KRON/BCN) — BART is facing criticism today for providing contractually required bonuses to employees, but the transit agency is arguing the bonuses are an important incentive for hard-working employees.

Thursday, March 24, 2016


A longtime critic of BART is blasting the transit agency, saying BART is doling out millions of dollars of bonuses to their employees while claiming they don’t have money for much-needed repairs.

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.