Sacramento -- For the first time in more than a decade, California voters would have the opportunity to approve higher education bonds to improve facilities on California State University and University of California campuses under legislation introduced Thursday by joint authors Sens. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, and Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica.
The bill, SB 483, would authorize the statewide sale of $2 billion in general obligation bonds earmarked for higher education facilities at CSU and UC campuses. The bonds would go before voters in the 2018 general election.
Asking President Obama to Exonerate Port Chicago 50
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Walnut Creek, CA – Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, will call on President Barack Obama to exonerate the Port Chicago 50, African American sailors wrongly convicted of mutiny in Concord, CA, during World War II.
What: Senator Glazer to speak at Martin Luther King Celebration
Date: Monday, January 16, 2017
Who: Social Justice Alliance of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County & Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center
SB 412 offers priority registration and academic advising to students
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sacramento, CA – The Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Sen. Steve Glazer’s groundbreaking legislation to smooth the way for California State University students to graduate in four years.
Senate Bill 412, establishing the “California Promise,” proposes to boost CSU’s 4-year graduation rate which, at 18.6 percent, is 25 percent lower than the national average for comparable public universities. Some CSU campuses’ four-year graduation rates hover at or below 10 percent.
Sacramento – “I voted today to support Senate Bill 3, a balanced plan that will lift millions out of poverty with a minimum wage increase while providing long-term stability and predictability for employers.
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).
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.