Press Releases

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement expressing support of University of California President Janet Napolitano’s proposal that would make the SAT and ACT optional for the first two years and eliminate the test for years three and four.

Monday, May 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement expressing opposition to Riverside County Board of Supervisors’ proposal to reverse certain COVID-19 public health orders mandated by Riverside County Public Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser:
 
“I am deeply concerned that the Riverside County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal that would rollback current public health guidance put in place by Riverside County’s top health official, Dr. Cameron Kaiser.
 

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.

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.