Press Releases

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.”

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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Strengthening Ties between Two Nations

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) was appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California Mexico Bi-National Affairs by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today.

“I am honored to have Speaker Atkins appoint me to Chair this international Select Committee,” Medina said. “I have always had a keen interest in Latin America, both in my studies and with my personal background. I look forward to continuing to expand my passion for education across border lines. A strong relationship between Mexico and California is crucial to our economy, educational system, business partnerships and collective residents.”

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.

Friday, January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2020-21 State Budget:

“I applaud Governor Newsom for increasing ongoing funding for the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges. These investments are much needed and critical to keeping California’s institutions of higher education a pinnacle of excellence.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement following yesterday’s hearing on the California State University’s (CSU) proposal to require four years of quantitative reasoning to achieve admission into the public university system.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that Janet Napolitano plans to step down as President of the University of California on August 1, 2020.