California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Export Assistance Program Wins Top Presidential Award
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement today regarding the White House recognizing the California Centers for International Trade Development program with the Presidential "E" Award, the highest U.S. government recognition any American entity may receive for supporting export activity.
SACRAMENTO—In a united effort, Chairman Jose Medina, with the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, and Chairman Raul Bocanegra, with the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, along with past Assembly Jobs Chairman, V.M. Pérez, released the following joint statement today regarding Governor Brown’s May Revision and Enterprise Zones.
“Today’s May Revision to the budget makes clear that we are in the process of an economic recovery,” said Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. “I recognize that enterprise zones remain one of the last tools for California businesses and believe if implemented properly, will continue to serve as a catalyst for the transformation of low-income and historically underserved neighborhoods. The legislature has been engaging in long-term discussions for many years regarding enterprise zones to ensure they work more efficiently for local residents facing barriers to employment. The May Revise broadens that discussion and puts new incentives on the table.
Assembly Democrats’ Plan Features 10% Reserve
SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Medina (D-Riverside) today announced his support for new budget guidelines put forward by Democrats in the State Assembly. The guidelines—known as a “Blueprint for a Responsible Budget” feature a 10% rainy day reserve as well as measures to strengthen the middle class.
“As Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, I recognize that small businesses are the core of California’s economy,” said Medina. “It is imperative that we continue to invest in small businesses, strengthen the middle class, and increase access to education for all Californians.”
SACRAMENTO –In recognition of the Day of the Teacher, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored five teachers who have been recognized as the 61st Assembly District Teachers of the Year for their outstanding service as educators in the community (in alphabetical order): Esther Andrews, Blanca Garcia, Lan Noble, Richard Steffen, and Tommy Stokes.
“As a former educator for over 35 years, I am proud to recognize these teachers for their service to the community,” Medina said. “They exemplify the hard work all teachers do every day.”
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) joined fellow legislators, medical students, and physicians to discuss the doctor and workforce shortage in California. To address this challenge, Assemblymember Medina authored AB 27, which will allocate $15 million annually in state funds to operate and expand the UC Riverside School of Medicine.
“Providing state funding for the UC Riverside School of Medicine is crucial in our efforts to ensuring the Inland Empire receives access to affordable and basic health care,” said Assemblymember Medina. “There is currently a shortage of doctors in the region and with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act this emergency situation is going to turn catastrophic if we do not act now.”
SACRAMENTO - The Assembly Higher Education Committee passed AB 27 with bipartisan support today, a bill authored by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) that will allocate $15 million annually in state funds to operate and expand the UC Riverside School of Medicine.
"Today's approval to fully fund the UC Riverside School of Medicine by the Assembly Higher Education Committee is the first step towards ensuring the Inland Empire region receives access to affordable and basic health care," said Medina. "This bill would allow students to study medicine in our community and continue on to practice and serve the needs of our region."
RIVERSIDE –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced five women who have been recognized by the Latino Network as their 2013 honorees (in alphabetical order): Luz Maria Ayala, Elena Carrasco, Teresa Flores López, Linda Salinas Thompson, and Rosa Elena Sahagún, they were honored at the 16th Annual Celebración de la Mujer luncheon. The event commemorates the contribution and accomplishments of Latinas in the Inland Empire.
“I am proud to honor these leading women of the Inland Empire,” Medina said. “They have devoted their lives to giving back to the community and serve as inspirational leaders for young women and men alike. It is important to recognize their accomplishments and I salute them for their many years of tireless service.”
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) and Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) testified today before the Senate education budget subcommittee. They delivered a joint letter requesting an allocation of $15 million needed to fund the UC Riverside School of Medicine.
The Senator and Assemblymember’s urgent request was made as the rapidly growing Inland Southern California region continues to be identified as having the most severe shortage of primary care doctors in all of the United States.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced Joseph Tavaglione has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
“The Inland Empire needs a strong leader to advocate on key ways to improve California’s transportation systems,” said Assemblymember Medina. “I was pleased to offer my recommendation for Mr. Tavaglione. Given his extensive background, I know he will be an effective member of the California Transportation Commission.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) proudly celebrates the legacy of Cesar Chavez and emphasizes the importance of honoring his contributions to California and the nation.
“His selfless dedication for farm workers and worker rights is a monumental legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come,” said Medina. “He strengthened efforts of farm workers to have the same dignity and rights of other workers in America.”