Press Releases

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses, Ensure ADA Compliance Approved by State Assembly

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.

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Fix State’s Judge Shortage Passes State Assembly

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.

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Restore Funding to Riverside County’s Newest Cities Passes State Assembly

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.”

Senator Roth’s Measure Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients Approved on Bipartisan Vote

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.”

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses, Ensure ADA Compliance Approved by Assembly Judiciary Committee

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.

Riverside County to receive nearly $12 million for Veterans Housing

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.

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses, Ensure ADA Compliance Passes Senate on Bipartisan, Unanimous Vote

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.

Senator Roth Announces Riverside Community College District Will Receive Major Grant for Career Technical Education

May 27, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that the California Department of Education has awarded a $12.8 million grant to the Riverside Community College District for programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology and software development.

Senator Roth Delivers Major Victory for Riverside County’s Newest Cities

May 14, 2015

After over two years of intensive negotiations with Governor Jerry Brown, the Department of Finance and numerous stakeholders, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today the Governor has proposed funding for Riverside County’s four newest cities in his May budget revision.

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses, Ensure ADA Compliance Approved by Second Policy Committee on Bipartisan, Unanimous Vote

May 13, 2015

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