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Assemblyman Jose Medina remembered UC Riverside’s late Chancellor Tomás Rivera on Friday for inspiring many as a writer, teacher and champion of Latino higher education during the annual conference that honors him.
Rivera gave his time generously to the community and to students in Riverside and around the country, Medina said at the 27th annual Tomás Rivera Conference at UCR.
El 10 de febrero, el asambleísta del Distrito 61, José Medina, (D-Riverside) fue designado como el presidente del comité selecto de la Asamblea Legislativa sobre asuntos binacionales entre California y México.
“Me siento honrado de haber sido designado por la presidenta [de la Asamblea, Tony] Atkins para dirigir este comité internacional”, señaló Medina, en un comunicado de prensa.
Posteriormente vía telefónica, el asambleísta mencionó que “una cosa que ha sido muy importante para mí ha sido la educación, de hecho soy presidente del comité de educación superior de la asamblea legislativa de California”.<
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, co-chaired a hearing with the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to examine University of California (UC) campus funding practices and a 2011 state audit report which identified inequities in per-student funding.
“California has had a long-term commitment to providing affordable, high quality education,” said Medina. “However, I am incredibly concerned about the recent UC fee hike as well as the findings this audit has brought to light.”
SACRAMENTO –El día de hoy, el asambleístaJose Medina (D-Riverside) fue nombrado como Presidente del Comité Selecto de la Asamblea sobre California-México por la presidenta de la Asamblea estatal Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego).
SACRAMENTO – AssemblymemberJose Medina (D-Riverside) was appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California Mexico Bi-National Affairs by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today.
“I am honored to have Speaker Atkins appoint me to Chair this international Select Committee,” Medina said. “I have always had a keen interest in Latin America, both in my studies and with my personal background. I look forward to continuing to expand my passion for education across border lines. A strong relationship between Mexico and California is crucial to our economy, educational system, business partnerships and collective residents.”
A law that would provide state funding for certain undocumented students who don’t qualify for work-study opportunities under federal law was introduced in the state legislature Thursday.
AB 206 would establish the California DREAM Work-Study Program for undocumented students at UC, CSU and community college campuses eligible for in-state tuition under AB 540. Under the law, California’s Student Aid Commission would match 100 percent of the cost of work-study grants for students completing work at UC, CSU and community college campuses and cover 50 percent of work at private or nonprofit colleges for qualifying students.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) and Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) have introduced legislation to help eligible undocumented students at California public universities graduate with less loan debt and more job opportunities. AB 206 establishes the California DREAM Work-Study program to provide need-based work-study grants to undocumented students who would be eligible for the program under standards set for other UC and CSU students. The measure provides 100% of funds for work-study grants for students employed by a UC, CSU or public school district, and 50% of funds for job placements with other private and non-profit employers.
“An important part of a university education is networking and gaining skills that will help students start their careers after graduation. Work-study programs can provide these opportunities,” said Stone. “At the same time, these programs can help students reduce their loan burdens. AB 206 helps ensure that DREAM Act students can benefit from the same access to work-study programs as other eligible students.”
Award recognizes Efforts to Promote access to Capital and Economic Development
SAN DIEGO – Advantage Capital Partners awarded Assemblymember Jose Medina with its Legislator of the Year award. Assemblymember Medina was recognized for his leadership and dedication to economic development during the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credits Conference in San Diego, the largest industry gathering in the country with over 600 attendees from across the nation.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Medina (D-Riverside) today announced that $290,000 in tax credits was awarded to ElDorado National in Riverside. With the support of the tax credit, ElDorado National will add 58 additional full time employees in Assembly District 61 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.
“I am pleased to congratulate ElDorado National for receiving tax credits through the California Competes program,” said Assemblymember Jose Medina. “The company started building commercial buses in California over 30 years ago and this will help them continue to grow.”