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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.

December 03, 2012

LEGISLATURE: Inland lawmakers sworn in for 2012-13 session

December 03, 2012

California Legislature welcomes largest freshman class since 1966
By Jim Sanders
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1A

Democrat Jim Frazier's swearing-in as an assemblyman today will climax a 12-year journey in politics that began with the death of his 20-year-old daughter in a head-on traffic accident.

"It's been a long road to get this opportunity to serve the people of my district," said Frazier, a former Oakley councilman. "I just can't wait to start."

December 03, 2012

Bumper crop of new state lawmakers takes office in Sacramento Monday
KPCC-FM, Southern California Public Radio
by Julie Small | December 3rd, 2012, 6:00am

Redistricting, and California’s new election laws, produced a bumper crop of new state lawmakers and half of them hail from Southern California. They get sworn in Monday in Sacramento.

There are 38 new lawmakers, taking up nearly half of the Assembly’s 80 seats.  The usual turnover is closer to a third.

November 19, 2012

REGION: State funds requested again for UCR medical school
The governing board has included a $15 million request for the UCR facility in its annual budget
Newly elected State Senator Richard Roth, D-Riverside, campaigned on getting more funding for UCR's School of Medicine. 
Staff Writer, The Riverside Press Enterprise
Published: November 19, 2012; 05:45 PM

The University of California Regents are not giving up.