Assemblymember Medina’s Statement on Budget

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

“As Chair of Higher Education, I am pleased to see the continuation of the Middle Class Scholarship Program, the creation of guided pathways to degrees, and strategies to eliminate dependence on student borrowing,” said Assemblymember Medina. “All Californians deserve access to a quality and affordable higher education, and today’s budget reaffirms the State’s commitment to that. I am also pleased that this Budget will save the State $11 billion over the next two decades while expanding access to essential services and providing additional funding for all tiers of education.”

Additionally, the 2017-2018 Budget contained a $1 million dollar allocation to assist the construction of the Chicano Art Museum in the City of Riverside.

“I was proud to advocate for this budget allocation and am optimistic that Governor will approve it,” added Medina. “This museum will represent an important part of California’s heritage and serve as a window to Chicano identity and history.”

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