Press Releases

Assemblymember Medina to be Honored as WACAC’s “Legislator of the Year”

SACRAMENTO— Tonight, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) will be awarded “Legislator of the Year” by the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). This award is given annually to a legislator WACAC believes has made an extraordinary contribution to improving and encouraging access to higher education in California.

Assemblymember Medina Addresses Shortfall of Credentialed Teachers in Joint Hearing

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee are holding a Joint Legislative Oversight Hearing to discuss California’s growing teacher shortage.

Medina Urges Congress to Save DACA

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, strongly supported House Resolution 66, which condemns the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Senate Approves Medina Bill to Safeguard Community Health

SACRAMENTO– Yesterday, the Senate passed Assembly Bill 890 by Assemblymember Jose Medina with a 22 – 15 vote. AB 890 addresses a loophole in the initiative process that allows development projects to bypass necessary environmental review.