Press Releases

September 21, 2015


Free event gives students and parents in-depth look at what it takes to be college and career ready

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that he will be hosting a FREE “Pathways to Higher Education” conference in conjunction with the Jurupa Unified School District on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

September 16, 2015

(JURUPA VALLEY, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that the City of Jurupa Valley will recognize him with a proclamation for his fight to save Riverside County’s newest cities on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

Local leaders are praising Senator Roth’s bipartisan leadership and hard work with the successful passage of Senate Bill 107, the local government budget trailer bill that provides financial relief for Riverside County’s newest cities.

“Senator Roth has been fighting not only for our city but for all of Riverside County’s newest cities since before he was even elected to office,” said Jurupa Valley Mayor pro Tem Laura Roughton.  “Senator Roth has been a steadfast advocate for our region and its issues, setting a stellar example of how a legislator should serve: rising above politics and focusing on the issues.  We owe Senator Roth a tremendous debt of gratitude for making our region’s issues a top priority in Sacramento.”

September 11, 2015

Senate Bill 107 includes critical provisions to erase debt incurred by Riverside County cities as a result of 2011 Vehicle License Fee shift

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 107, the local government budget trailer bill providing a major victory for Riverside County’s newest cities:

September 10, 2015

The California State Assembly approved Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and ensure access for the disabled community on a bipartisan vote of 63-4 today.

Senate Bill 251 is supported by the California Chamber of Commerce as a “job creator,” and is a narrowly crafted provision that provides businesses with much needed disability access education, resources and training.

September 02, 2015

Senate Bill 229 was approved by the Assembly this morning on a bipartisan vote of 69-0 and, if signed by the Governor, will mark the first time in nearly a decade that the State of California has funded new judges in the wake of an ongoing judge shortage.The California State Assembly has voted unanimously to approve Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to fix California’s judge shortage.

September 01, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) fight to save Riverside County’s four newest cities moved forward today as Senate Bill 25, his proposal to restore funding to those cities, passed the State Assembly on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 70-0.

Senator Roth said, “Restoring funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities has been one of my highest priorities in the state Senate.  These cities lost funding through no fault of their own, and SB 25 is a critical measure that will ensure our region receives its fair share from Sacramento.”

July 16, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to honor the lives and service of three local Medal of Honor recipients passed the California State Assembly on a bipartisan vote of 79-0.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 38 designates the portion of State Highway Route 91 in Riverside from Madison Street to 3rd Street as the “Staff Sergeant Salvador J. Lara, Staff Sergeant Ysmael R. Villegas and Sergeant Jesus S. Duran Memorial Highway.”

July 14, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community was approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 10-0.

July 01, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that two Riverside County housing developments have been awarded approximately $12 million in grants to combat veteran homelessness.

June 03, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community was approved by the California State Senate today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 40-0.