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January 18, 2013

BY JIM MILLER The Press Enterprise
Published: January 18, 2013; 09:58 AM

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Richard Roth’s Riverside County constituency grew by more than 139,000 people this week, and his 31st Senate District now figuratively includes Lake Elsinore as well as the Canyon Crest and Woodcrest communities.

And state Sen. Bill Emmerson’s sprawling Hemet-to-Rancho Cucamonga district will, for the next two years, also cover a large part of the Coachella Valley.

January 14, 2013

EDITORIAL: Restore state funding for new Inland cities

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE | Published: January 14, 2013; 05:28 PM

The Legislature needs to correct a budget blunder from two years ago that left new cities in fiscal jeopardy. Legislators should restore local money for newly incorporated cities and annexations. There is no good reason for the state to discourage the creation or expansion of cities.

January 10, 2013

CALIFORNIA BUDGET: Where are UCR medical school funds?
 Kurt Miller State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, said he's "very disappointed" Gov. Jerry Brown's budget doesn't contain specific funding for UC Riverside's new medical school. 
Riverside Press Enterprise
Published: January 10, 2013; 05:47 PM

Inland lawmakers and officials see both good and bad in the state budget proposal released by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, Jan. 10.

January 10, 2013

FOUR CITIES: Roth, Emmerson introduce measure to help RivCo cities
Riverside Press Enterprise
By: Jim Miller
Posted on January 10, 2013

Riverside County senators Richard Roth and Bill Emmerson introduced legislation this week stating their intent to restore lost funding for California cities that have incorporated since 2004.

All four of the cities are in Riverside County — Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, Wildomar and Menifee.

January 04, 2013


The Riverside Press Enterprise Published: January 04, 2013; 05:51 PM |  

SACRAMENTO -- Richard Roth is a month into his first term as a state senator, one of a few firsts linked to the Riverside Democrat.

The 31st Senate District is Roth's first elective office. He's the first senator who can serve 12 years under the revised term limits law voters approved in June.

December 07, 2012

LEGISLATURE: Bills would fund UCR medical school
BY JIM MILLER The Riverside Press Enterprise
SACRAMENTO BUREAU | Published: December 06, 2012; 06:19 PM

SACRAMENTO – Only hours into the 2013-2014 session, a pair of new lawmakers from Riverside introduced a pair of virtually identical measures to annually appropriate $15 million to UC Riverside’s School of Medicine.

December 03, 2012

LEGISLATURE: Inland lawmakers sworn in for 2012-13 session

December 03, 2012

California Legislature welcomes largest freshman class since 1966
By Jim Sanders
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1A

Democrat Jim Frazier's swearing-in as an assemblyman today will climax a 12-year journey in politics that began with the death of his 20-year-old daughter in a head-on traffic accident.

"It's been a long road to get this opportunity to serve the people of my district," said Frazier, a former Oakley councilman. "I just can't wait to start."

December 03, 2012

Bumper crop of new state lawmakers takes office in Sacramento Monday
KPCC-FM, Southern California Public Radio
by Julie Small | December 3rd, 2012, 6:00am

Redistricting, and California’s new election laws, produced a bumper crop of new state lawmakers and half of them hail from Southern California. They get sworn in Monday in Sacramento.

There are 38 new lawmakers, taking up nearly half of the Assembly’s 80 seats.  The usual turnover is closer to a third.

November 19, 2012

REGION: State funds requested again for UCR medical school
The governing board has included a $15 million request for the UCR facility in its annual budget
Newly elected State Senator Richard Roth, D-Riverside, campaigned on getting more funding for UCR's School of Medicine. 
Staff Writer, The Riverside Press Enterprise
Published: November 19, 2012; 05:45 PM

The University of California Regents are not giving up.