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SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement today regarding the introduction of Assembly House Resolution 44, a resolution which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal:
“I am honored to present H.R. 44 to the whole Assembly today and recognize the vast accomplishments made 100 years after the completion of the Panama Canal” said Assemblymember Medina, Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. “As a high school student in the Panama Canal Zone, I saw firsthand the ships move goods through the Canal. I am grateful to be able to introduce this resolution which celebrates the unique and beneficial relationship between the United States and Panama.”
Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.
Website of Assemblymember Jose Medina: http://asmdc.org/Medina
(L to R) of the owner of Star Milling Company, Paul Cramer, Assemblymember Jose Medina, and his father Bill Cramer.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored Star Milling Company of Perris with the 2014 Small Business of the Year award for the 61st Assembly District. Star Milling Company manufactures nutritious, high-quality animal feed that is sold in stores throughout the western United States.
“As Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, I am honored to recognize family owned and operated Star Milling Company,” Medina said. “Serving the region for over 40 years, Star Milling Company continues to have a personal commitment to quality and good manufacturing practices.”
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement today regarding Governor Brown’s May Revision:
"Today's May Revision to the budget builds on the Assembly Democrats Blueprint put forth earlier this year,” said Assemblymember Medina, Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. “I am pleased with the Governor’s commitment to establishing a Rainy Day Fund to help ensure California’s economic stability. Our state’s economic outlook improves when we help stabilize our fiscal house. However, I believe In-Home Supportive Services proposed cuts should be reconsidered, as it has sustained many in recent years. I will be looking into these and other issues in more detail and look forward to working with my colleagues to deliver an on-time, fair, and balanced budget."
SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement after Governor Edmund G. Brown announced new designated pilot hire areas in the 61 Assembly District:
“The new hire pilot areas will help improve job creation efforts in communities which have been hard hit by the economic downturn,” said Medina, Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. “I stand ready to help in providing outreach about this important economic development program and am committed to raising awareness of these opportunities in my community.”
Ensures the Elderly Receive Reverse Mortgage Safeguards
RIVERSIDE –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) joined the Fair Housing Council for a conference to raise awareness about the critical need for fair housing and a clear understanding of reverse mortgages. Medina authored AB 1700, which protects prospective reverse mortgage borrowers by assuring all clients have consulted with a HUD-approved reverse mortgage counselor, have discussed the items of the loan, and items of the reverse mortgage worksheet guide at least seven days prior to finalizing the loan.
“We must ensure individuals have all the information they need before deciding to move forward with a reverse mortgage,” said Medina, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. “Reverse mortgages are often targeted at seniors and it is crucial for them to have sufficient time to make this important decision.”
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, led a Jobs hearing today focused on economic development, workforce development, and small businesses. During the hearing, business organizations, including the National Federation of Independent Business, the Small Business Development Centers, and the California Asian Chamber of Commerce, among others, came out in support of Medina’s bills focused on small businesses and improving the economy in California.
“Small businesses are drivers of the state’s economy and must be supported in order to ensure continued economic prosperity for California,” said Medina, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy.
A free journalism workshop for high school students hosted by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, is set for May 17 and 18 at Riverside City College.
The Gabriel Acosta Memorial Journalism and Communication Workshop, named for the Inland news photographer who died in September, will offer sessions in writing, photography, online journalism and television/radio news. It had originally been scheduled for February.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the seminar, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and feature professional journalists as instructors and speakers. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 30.
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee passed AB 2723, Small Business Regulatory Reform, a bill authored by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) which would add statutory protections to ensure costs of major regulations on the state’s smallest businesses are considered when state agencies undertake an economic impact assessment.
“Job creation continues to be at the top of my agenda,” said Medina, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. “Understanding the impact of proposed rules on smaller sized businesses is a key step to providing an economic climate where small business and entrepreneurs can be successful.”
(Riverside, CA) - Just days before the March 31st deadline to sign up for Covered California, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), other lawmakers and local physicians began a final push to boost enrollment in the state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California. Congressional and state offices, in partnership with Riverside County Health System and Covered California, hosted a sign up event at the Riverside Neighborhood Health Center. Riverside County is seeking to boost Covered California enrollments– particularly among Latinos. “This event provided crucial information on how to obtain affordable quality health insurance,” Assemblymember Medina said.
(Riverside, CA) – Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy. But many business owners don’t know of all the opportunities available to them through local, state and federal programs. That’s why California State Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) hosted a Small Business Resource Workshop featuring GO-Biz.
As Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy (JEDE) Committee, Assemblymember Medina says, “It is my top priority to help promote job creation and stimulate economic development.”
Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more about the very successful workshop held at the Cesar Chavez Community Center in Riverside.