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SB 751 would eliminate the limit on reserves for most small school districts and raise it to 10 percent for others
Thursday, October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – School districts will have a greater ability to manage their own fiscal affairs under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed today.

The bill, SB 751, jointly authored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, eliminates the reserve cap for most small school districts and substantially reduces reserve fund obligations for large school districts.

Glazer released this statement:

Sen. Glazer’s provision for oversight of Bay Area transit system included in proposed measure to raise bridge tolls
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a measure that will give Bay Area voters a chance to create an independent inspector general for BART to hold the sprawling transit district accountable for its spending, service to riders, and timely delivery of capital projects.

The inspector general was proposed by state Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, as part of a bill, SB 595, by Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) that will ask voters to raise bridge tolls to fund transportation projects designed to relieve traffic congestion in the bridge corridors.

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.

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