Press Releases

Thursday, February 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 428 to provide critical support to California’s special needs students through the establishment of funds to equalize long-standing special education funding inequities, as well as increase support for students requiring higher cost services.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 331 to mandate Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement in all California high schools. This follows Governor Brown’s veto of AB 2772 last year, which would have created a pilot program for select school districts to require Ethnic Studies.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 State Budget:

“I applaud Governor Newsom for prioritizing higher education in the state budget with significant, and much needed, investments in the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges. These investments are long overdue and critical to keeping California’s institutions of higher education a pinnacle of excellence. I also appreciate his efforts to increase and expand Cal Grant awards, especially to students with dependent children, and cover the cost of tuition for community college students.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, released the following statement on Education Corporation of America’s immediate closure of Brightwood College campuses in California:

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.