Press Release

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement on Legislature’s decision to recess until April 13th to mitigate spread of novel coronavirus:

“The Legislature is following CDC recommendations and the Governor’s orders to socially distance and work remotely. The Assembly is leading by example to ensure that we each do our part to ‘flatten the curve’ and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, my offices will be closed but my staff and I will remain accessible via phone and email to continue to serve the needs of our community.”

Thursday, February 27, 2020

State lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to audit Calbright College, California’s online-only community college, just five months into its existence.

The 14-0 vote by the Joint Committee on Legislative Audit signals that critics from the college’s faculty union have succeeded in raising doubts among lawmakers about whether the state needs a separate, online-only community college. The committee has the authority to approve state audits.

The audit will get underway after July 1 and could take about seven months to complete. Lawmakers want the audit to examine whether Calbright is serving the students it was created for, whether the college’s classes too closely resemble courses offered at other community colleges and whether it has complied with state law. It also will look into the college’s finances, salaries and expenses to see if it has appropriately used state money.

The audit is estimated to cost the state $375,180.

Monday, February 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement in response to the circulation of a photo of students from Martin Luther King High School posing with a swastika and Confederate flag.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement following the CSU Board of Trustees’ decision to postpone its vote on the adoption of a new admissions proposal that would add one year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the "a-g" subject admission requirements for the entering first-time freshman class of 2027.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020