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An Inland lawmaker's bill to help thousands of students whose private colleges shut down earlier this year passed a Senate subcommittee June 29.
AB 573, authored by Assemblymen Jose Medina, D-Riverside, and Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, has passed the Assembly. It would provide legal and financial assistance to more than 13,000 California students left to fend for themselves after Corinthian Colleges of Santa Ana closed its Everest, Wyotech and Heald campuses earlier this year.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) authored House Resolution 25, declaring June 2015 as Immigrant Heritage Month, to honor the millions of immigrants residing in California and to highlight their leadership and “countless contributions” that have enriched our nation. In House Resolution 25, Assemblymember Medina wrote, “We have frequently overlooked and undervalued the role of immigrants in building and enriching our nation, both throughout our history and in the present day.” Here’s more from Assemblymember Medina in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO– Assemblymember Jose Medina (D–Riverside) is pleased to announce Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority received $2,339,823 from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Water-Energy Grant Program for its proposed project, Water‐Energy Community Action Network Program, to reduce water and energy use as well as greenhouse gases.
“In the midst of this severe drought, I am delighted that our community was able to secure this funding,” said Medina. “While we urge Californians to conserve water at home, it’s important we encourage and reward their efforts through these programs.”
SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) passed through the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee today. AB 573, which would provide aid to students harmed by Corinthian Colleges, is a bipartisan effort coauthored by Speaker Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen.
“AB 573 represents the Assembly's bipartisan effort to provide relief and opportunity to the 13,000 California students harmed by the closure of Corinthian Colleges,” said Assemblymember Medina. “Current state and federal laws provide some relief to students affected, but this bill ensures all California students are fully protected.”
Witnessing the transformative power of education and the positive impact educational attainment has on the lives of individuals is a remarkable experience. As a former educator, I enjoy reconnecting with students who have achieved their academic, personal and career goals.
But in order for more California students to achieve their goals, we must strive to improve our world-class public higher-education system.
Balanced Budget invests in higher education and strengthens state
SACRAMENTO -Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly
Higher Education Committee, announced today that lawmakers have passed an on-time balanced budget
that reinvests in higher education with over $170 million for the University of California (UC),
California State University (CSU), and California Community College systems.
(Riverside) - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, hosted an informational hearing at University of California, Riverside to discuss UCR’s diversity, and initiatives to serve low-income, first-generation undergraduate students. “As an alumnus of UC Riverside, I am proud that UCR serves as a model for the rest of the UC system in ways to increase diversity on all campuses,” said Assemblymember Medina. U. S. News and World Report 2013-2014 Best Colleges, ranked University of California, Riverside as 12th in the nation in diversity. Here’s more from Assemblymember Medina in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, wrote Assembly Bill 1370 to make sure California’s public universities have room for California students. The legislation passed the Assembly with bipartisan supoport. Assemblymember Medina says AB 1370 prioritizes California students by limiting the percent of non-resident students admitted in California public universities to 10% of total enrollment. "California has a long-term commitment to providing affordable, high quality education. AB 1370 will ensure UC-qualified California students will be provided access to our world-class public higher education systems," said Assemblymember Medina,. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced several pieces of legislation focused on improving higher education in California passed through the Assembly.
“As Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, I am committed to ensuring access and affordability of higher education to all Californians,” said Medina. “The bills which passed the Assembly increase transparency with college attendance costs, create stability for part-time faculty and the students they serve, and ensure UC-qualified California students have access to our world-class public higher education systems.”
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jose Medina’s legislation (Assembly Bill 573) to provide assistance to the thousands of Corinthian College students left in a lurch by the sudden closure of its campuses, including the Heald College campuses, ensures community colleges can provide these students with a second chance, as well as provide students access to federal loan discharge and state tuition recovery programs. Assemblymember Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, says AB 573, which is coauthored by Speaker Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen, will provide relief and opportunity to the estimated 13,000 California students harmed by the closure of Corinthian Colleges. Learn more in this Assembly Web Report.