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April 04, 2013
SCHOOLS: Riverside hearing looks at distributing energy-efficiency money
Rich Pedroncelli/AP
Billionaire Tom Steyer, the chief financier of Prop. 39, speaks in December about legislation to allocate the money.
April 03, 2013
UC RIVERSIDE: Medical school gets $3 million Kaiser grant
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G. Richard Olds, dean of the UC Riverside Medical School, says a $3 million grant from Kaiser Permanente will help cultivate diverse medical students.
March 26, 2013

MORENO VALLEY: Roth vows to fund medical school

During a town hall meeting March 26 in Moreno Valley, state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, talked about UCR medical school funding, the proposed World Logistics Center and other topics.

STAFF WRITER Riverside Press Enterprise
Published: March 26, 2013; 06:06 PM

March 26, 2013

STATE BUDGET: Officials try new way to restore city funds

In September, then-Jurupa Valley Mayor Lauren Roughton and Mayor Pro Tem Verne Lauritzen talk about Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of AB 1098.

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU RIVERSIDE PRESS ENTERPRISE
March 26, 2013; 06:02 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland lawmakers and local officials have taken a new tack to try to restore lost revenue for four Riverside County cities disproportionately hurt by a state budget shift two years ago.

March 14, 2013
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State Sen. Richard Roth and Assemblyman Jose Medina, both Riverside Democrats, testify to the education subcommittee of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday, March 14, 2013.
March 14, 2013

by Julie Small KPCC Southern California Public Radio
March 14th, 2013, 5:17pm

Last year, UC Riverside won approval to extend its two-year medical program to four years. University officials now say they need a long term commitment from the  state to sustain the program.

Fifteen million dollars a year for the next ten years ought to do it — and two Riverside lawmakers are trying to secure the funds.

January 30, 2013

Moonlighting, Unreported Funds Revelations Prompt Legislation
New revelations about the use of taxpayer dollars by California state agencies are prompting two new bills from lawmakers who say the practices are inappropriate.

By  Ben Adler, Capitol Public Radio

January 22, 2013

EDITORIAL: Find money for UCR med school in UC’s budget
University of California officials should ensure additional funding for a new medical school at UC Riverside.

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE | Published: January 22, 2013; 06:23 PM

January 22, 2013

The most critical members in the California legislature this year could well be moderate Democrats – not moderate Republicans, as in years past, or even Democratic legislative

By  Ben Adler, Capitol Public Radio Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Listen to this story at the link here:  http://www.capradio.org/articles/2013/01/22/in-new-calif-legislature,-moderate-dems-hold-leverage

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.