Press Releases

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored Mr. Patrick Lavin, a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Marine Corps, as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 61st Assembly District.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement today regarding the passage of the 2017-2018 State Budget:

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced that key legislation focused on cultural identity, college equity, and environmental protection passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, joined colleagues in the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and Assembly Education Subcommittee on Education Finance for an Oversight Hearing on the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

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.”

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: