Sen. Glazer's SB 346: A pathway to four-year graduations

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sen. Steve Glazer presented his bill, SB 346, to the Assembly Higher Education Committee, seeking to create new pathways for California State University students to graduate in four years.

Sen. Glazer Remarks on CalPERS Investment Bill

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Without the leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, California would not have made the much-needed advances in curbing pension deficits that we've made in recent years. But, this proposal to borrow $6 billion and transfer it to Cal-PERS was rushed through the Senate without adequate study. The Senate approved it on a 24-13-3 vote. The non-partisan legislative analyst said it was not clear whether this idea would save the state money or whether it was even legal. It may in the end prove to be a good idea. But there was no need to pass it without adequate review. The Brown Administration promised to review it and report to the Legislature – but that report would not come until months  after we voted. We should have waited and taken the time to analyze the proposal to make sure it was prudent and legal before approving it.

Select Committee on Student Success Hearing

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Senator Glazer's Remarks at 2015 Non-Partisan Primary Summit

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Final Appeal to President Obama for Exoneration for Port Chicago 50

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GoMomentum is Growing!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

GoMentum is the largest secure testing facility for autonomous driving technology in the world. It is located in Concord, Ca on the grounds of the former naval weapons station. The work of car manufacturers and transportation companies at this massive test site will reinvent the way people and goods move through our communities. 

Assemblywoman Catherine Baker and Assemblyman Tim Grayson joined me for a tour of the site and a ride-a-long in an EasyMile bus, a 12-passenger, electric, shared, driverless shuttle that is being tested as a last mile transportation alternative. One example of its possible use is rather than drive to BART and search for a parking space (where there is likely none), you can request a driverless bus pickup at your house. For a fare as low as $1.50, the shuttle will deliver you to BART for the continuation of your travels. They hope to bring this technology to market in a two-shuttle pilot demonstration program beginning soon in Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Their rollout goal is to have 150 of these petite buses working in Contra County in a few years.

Thank you to program leaders Habib Shamskhou and Jack Hall, and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority for your groundbreaking leadership at GoMentum!

Look Ma! No Hands!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Look Ma! No Hands! My Uber driver demonstrates their self driving technology on a trip from their San Francisco Research and Development facility to "Extreme Pizza" and back. Uber announced today that some commercial trips will use this extraordinary self driving technology.


Sen. Glazer: Wells Fargo joined Enron 'Hall of Shame' by failing to appear at hearing

Tuesday, November 29, 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 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.

Sen. Glazer Floor Speech on "California Promise"

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Senate approved Senate Bill 412, Sen. Glazer's "California Promise," 39-0 on Aug. 30, sending the bill to the governor. The bill requires the California State University to establish, by the fall of 2017, "Promise" programs on 15 campuses for community college transfers and eight campuses for entering freshmen. Participating students must take 30 credits per academic year and maintain a minimum grade point average. In return, they would get priority registration and enhanced academic advising.

One final round of 22 pushups

Friday, August 12, 2016

One final round of 22 pushups, with my staffer Steve Harmon and Senate caucus staffer Phil Desmangles in the Senate caucus studios, where we put together a video reliving the 22-day 22-pushup challenge to raise awareness of Veteran suicides. Stay tuned!