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Monday, February 27, 2017

(Sacramento) – Tax season is here and you may qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit. Check out Assemblymember Jose Medina’s (D-Riverside) Public Service Announcement to learn more about who qualifies for the Cal-EITC. It’s your money…get it!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

(Sacramento) – La época de impuestos está aquí y usted podría calificar para el Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo de California. Revise el siguiente Anuncio de Servicio Público del asambleísta Jose Medina (D-Riverside) para enterarse cómo calificar al Cal-EITC. ¡Es su dinero, pídalo!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced HR 20, which encourages students to apply for the California Dream Act. Recently, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) announced a significant decrease in California Dream Act Applications, down 40% from last year.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), a former teacher and school board member at Jurupa Unified School District, responds to the series of social media posts made by Rubidoux High School educators.

“As a former teacher, I value a positive and welcoming environment for all students.  Therefore, I am highly disappointed to learn of the comments made by several Rubidoux High School educators. The inappropriate rhetoric used to describe students is hurtful and divisive.

Friday, February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced his legislative package focused on cultural identity, college equity, vacant judgeships, and the environment.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement after the University of California Board of Regents voted to increase student tuition:

“I understand that the world class education at the University of California requires resources and funding. However, the fee increases will only add to the already worrisome financial burden on our students. I have worked in the past to expand financial aid programs like the Cal Grants, and will continue to do so. Before increasing fees for students, I believe we should explore all alternatives from both the legislative and institutional standpoint. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to address the affordability and promise of higher education for our students.”

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s State of the State:

“The Governor delivered his state of the state today. I applaud his comments on our commitment to upholding California’s values and defending its people in the face of uncertainty. I also support his efforts to build a solid rainy day fund and provide moderate funding increases to all segments of California’s Higher Education system despite a projected budget deficit.

Friday, January 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, was appointed to several influential Assembly Committees by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount). Medina will serve on the Transportation Committee, Budget Committee, and Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. His additional Committee assignments include Accountability and Administrative Review as well as Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, obtained top scores on legislative scorecards recently released by the California Labor Federation (CLF) and by the California Small Business Association (CSBA).

The CLF awarded Medina 100% for his voting record on legislation protecting workers and their families. Likewise, the CSBA granted Medina a Summa Cum Laude for his support of their priority legislation and for providing district resources for small businesses.