Press Release

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement after the publication of the State Audit Report on the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

“I am deeply troubled by the findings in the California State Auditor’s report of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) issued this morning.

Monday, April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources passed Assembly Bill 890 by Assemblymember Jose Medina with a 7 – 2 vote. AB 890 would address a loophole in the initiative process that allows projects to bypass necessary environmental review.

“Due to a loophole in the law, some development projects can proceed without community engagement or environmental review,” said Assemblymember Medina. “This could worsen our air quality, damage our health, and undermine California’s environmental goals.”

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

(Riverside) - California State Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) discusses the importance of the Transportation Funding Package to the 61st Assembly District

Friday, March 24, 2017

(Sacramento) - The Assembly Health Committee passed Assembly Bill 82 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) with bipartisan support. AB 82 would allow a person’s name to be accurately recorded on their vital records. “A name is closely tied to a person’s identity, history, and heritage,” said Assemblymember Medina.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement after the California State University Board of Trustees voted 11-8 to increase student tuition:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO  –  Today the Assembly Health Committee passed Assembly Bill 82 by Assemblymember Jose Medina with bipartisan support.  AB 82 would allow a person’s name to be accurately recorded on their vital records.

 “A name is closely tied to a person’s identity, history, and heritage,” said Assemblymember Medina. “It should be accurately represented on important documents, and parents should have the right to choose a name without government interference.”