Press Releases

Friday, November 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement today:

“In mid-November, I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a temporary condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves. I have been receiving top-notch treatment at UC Irvine’s Hospital. I am progressing well as I undergo physical therapy and am expected to make a full and speedy recovery. As I continue to recover, my district and Capitol offices will continue regular operations to serve constituents.”

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced that Governor Jerry Brown vetoed his bill, AB 2772, which would have expanded access to Ethnic Studies in California’s high schools.

Monday, October 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced that Governor Brown has signed his bill, AB 2012, which ensures that part-time community college faculty have the same parental leave rights as full-time faculty.

Monday, September 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, announced that his bill, AB 3186, permanently authorizes the University of California (UC) and California Community Colleges (CCC) to use best value procurement methodology, was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement in response to the passing of Tyler Hilliard, a third-year student at the University of California, Riverside:

“I am very saddened to hear the news of Tyler Hilliard’s passing on Sunday in Riverside. At just 20 years old, Tyler’s charisma and selfless interest in community building extended far beyond his short years. I extend my deepest condolences to Tyler’s family and the UCR community as they grieve during this especially difficult time.”

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, announced that his bill, AB 2722, which provides California Servicemembers with state-sponsored financial aid for pursuit of higher education, was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown.

AB 2722 reauthorizes a critical, state-sponsored education benefit currently afforded to California Servicemembers, makes needed programmatic improvements, removes the program’s July 2019 sunset date, and reconstitutes it as the California Military Department GI Bill. The original program, known as the Guard Education Assistance Award Program, provided financial aid for the achievement of a postsecondary degree and is the only educational benefit currently afforded to California National Guard members. AB 2722 builds upon this program to better meet the needs of our state’s Servicemembers.

Monday, August 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced that the first bill from his higher education legislative package, AB 1887, was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown.

AB 1887 permits college students that qualify for in-state tuition to serve on boards and commissions, regardless of age or immigration status.  Prior to the signing of this legislation, a person not yet 18 years of age or a citizen of the state was unable to hold civil office.