Press Releases

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sen. Glazer’s Senate Joint Resolution 15 (2016) (29-3-8 in the Senate on June 30, 2016; 59-7-14 in the Assembly on June 26, 2016) called on the U.S. Congress and the President of the United States to remove the names of Confederate political and military leaders from federal public buildings, parks, and other public places. He is renewing his call in the wake of the white supremacist protest that resulted in the death of three people.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 562, the proposal to create a single-payer health care system for California, has the best of intentions.

But I could not support it today because it was premature.

The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land and it is working. Even with its flaws, the ACA has cut the rate of uninsured in half in California and brought health coverage to millions of people who were without it.

As long as that law remains in effect, we should fight to preserve it, defend it and improve it.

Senators Glazer and Hill co-author legislation to increase cap for reserve funds from 6% to 17%
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Local school districts would have more flexibility in managing their own money during economic downturns under legislation approved on Monday by the Senate.

Senate Bill 751, approved on a 38-0 vote, was co-authored by Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, and Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. It would lift the local school district reserve cap from 6 percent to 17 percent, a nationally recognized standard for local government agency reserves. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

Cites failure to ensure reliable transit and ineffective use of funds
Friday, April 07, 2017

I want to thank Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, Sen. Jim Beall and Gov. Jerry Brown for their hard work in addressing the problem of crumbling roads and aging transportation systems.

My constituents are particularly dependent on good roads and highways and reliable transit systems, so I agree we need additional transportation investments.

To Improve Facilities on CSU and UC Campuses
Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

Time: Noon

Who: Social Justice Alliance of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County & Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center

Sen. Glazer honors Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern for developing critical first responder platform
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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.

Key part of a historic gun reform package
Friday, July 01, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law Senator Steve Glazer’s legislation to ban the so-called bullet button, a key element of a historic gun reform package approved by the Legislature a day earlier.

Glazer, D-Orinda, is joint author with Sen. Isadore Hall, D-Los Angeles, on the bullet button ban, SB 880.

A bullet button assault-style rifle was used by the shooters who killed 14 people and wounded 21 in the San Bernardino terrorist attack last year.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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