Press Releases

April 24, 2014

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) applauded new tax incentives for employers hiring workers in specific parts of Western Riverside County, as well as other areas of California with high unemployment and poverty.

The New Employment Credit (NEC) is a hiring credit for businesses in California communities with the highest rates of unemployment and poverty. The credit is part of the Governor’s Economic Development Initiative, which passed in 2013 and received support from both Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature, businesses and labor groups.

April 11, 2014

I am saddened and join all Californians in grieving about the news of the tragic bus accident yesterday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, families and friends of all the victims and survivors of this terrible accident. We are especially thinking of our students from Riverside Norte Vista High School.

April 02, 2014

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee unanimously and on a bipartisan vote approved Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposed new law to provide safe drinking water to 140 homes in Western Riverside County served by the failed, private County Water Company of Riverside.

Senate Bill 1130 allows the public agencies of Eastern Municipal Water District and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District the necessary assistance they need to provide both short and long term solutions to the health and safety risks the residents face as a result of this failing water system.     

January 02, 2014


Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), Chair of the Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics, today announced the retention of independent, outside legal counsel to assist the committee in reviewing matters contained in the recently leaked FBI affidavit concerning allegations of inappropriate conduct.

September 27, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) is joining the Riverside Unified School District in holding the first Pathways to Higher Education Conference.

High School students and their parents are encouraged to attend this FREE conference on Saturday, October 5 from 8 AM to 11 AM at the J.W. North High School, 1550 W. Third Street, Riverside, CA 92507.

August 20, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth’s district office staff will be holding community office hours in Home Gardens on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the

Home Gardens Library, located at 3785 S. Neece Street, Corona, CA 92879.

August 20, 2013

Personal de distrito de la oficina de Senador Richard D. Roth tendrán horas comunitarias en Home Gardens el Lunes 26 de Agosto, 2013 de 12:00 p.m. a 3:00 p.m. en la Librería de Home Gardens, localizada en 3785 S. Neece Street, Corona, CA 92879.

Personal estará disponible para proveer asistencia e información de programas estatales. Panfletos e información estarán disponibles. Su opinión sobre legislación estatal es importante.

July 02, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) will open a new satellite district office in Perris on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Perris Station, 137 North Perris Boulevard, Perris, CA 92570.

Staff will be available to assist with any questions or concerns you have regarding state services, programs and procedures.  Brochures and other helpful information about public services will also be available.

June 27, 2013

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Fiscal Year 2013 – 2014 state budget today providing full and continuous funding for the University of California, Riverside Medical School.
Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) said, “The $15 million of ongoing state money in this year’s state budget is a victory for the UCR Medical School, the health of the people of Inland Southern California, and our regional economy. This victory will benefit all of us today and our families for generations to come.”

June 19, 2013

The Senate Governance and Finance Committee unanimously and on a bipartisan vote approved Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposed new law to assist the Riverside County cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee, and Wildomar.

Senator Roth’s proposal, Senate Bill 56, provides funding for newly incorporated cities and for cities which annexed inhabited areas that lost funding as a result of state budget challenges in 2011.  The bill provides newly incorporated cities and annexations with funding to replace lost revenue money other new cities previously received.