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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:,-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.

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.