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.
SACRAMENTO - The Assembly Public Safety Committee unanimously passed AB 1686, a bill authored by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) which would increase public safety by extending the trespassing arrest authorization form, used to discourage intruding on private property, from six to twelve months. Medina formally introduced AB 1686 alongside witnesses, Riverside City Councilman, Mike Gardner and Riverside Assistant Deputy Chief of Police, Jeffery Greer, who supported the measure in the Committee.
Small Business Development Center Leadership Council Present Award
(LtoR): Assemblymember Jose Medina, Priscilla Lopez, Regional Director Orange County/ Inland Empire SBDC Network, and Jesse Torres, Regional Director of Long Beach SBDC Network
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) was presented with the Small Business Advocate of the Year award by the Small Business Development Center Leadership Council.
Strengthening California’s Presence Globally
(LtoR): Chairman Jose Medina and Paul Duncan, from the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Western Regional Office.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee (JEDE), led a joint oversight hearing with the Assembly Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion today to review the state’s recently released international trade strategy and discuss the importance of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Award is Part of Annual Women’s History Month Celebration
(LtoR): Assemblymember Jose Medina, Assemblywoman Connie Conway, Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, Speaker John A. Pérez, and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored local Riverside resident Ofelia Valdez-Yeager as the 2014 Woman of the Year for the 61st Assembly District for her extensive community service and outreach.
RIVERSIDE – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee (JEDE), held a Small Business Resource Workshop to explore topics on how to manage and grow a business effectively.
“Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy,” said Medina. “As Chair of the Assembly Jobs Committee, it is my top priority to help promote job creation and stimulate economic development. The event helped local small businesses become better acquainted with the variety of local, state and federal resources which are available to support their success.”