In the News

February 21, 2019

By Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise

Legislation that could stymie a controversial project to pump groundwater from the Mojave Desert has been reintroduced in Sacramento.

State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside and Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Glendale last week introduced SB 307, which seeks to ensure “that any future water transfers from groundwater basins underlying desert lands do not adversely affect the California desert’s natural or cultural resources,” according to a bill fact sheet.

February 20, 2019

By Hannah Wiley, Sacramento Bee


Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, reintroduced a bill on Friday that questions the Cadiz Water Project, which aims to sustainably combat evaporating water in the Mojave Desert.

February 19, 2019

By Dean'a Kodiak, NewsRadio KFBK

Type 1 Diabetes is a potentially life-threatening disease especially if left undiagnosed. The disease, often less heard of than Type 2, can also be misdiagnosed especially in children. When we think of Diabetes most of us think Type 2 which is impacted by diet and exercise. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that if undiagnosed can be deadly. A new bill could give kids and parents a life saving education.

February 14, 2019

By, John Brenneise, NewsRadio KFBK

California has not changed the Renter's Tax Credit in 40 years. In that time, rents across the state have tripled. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to give renters a break.

Senator Steve Glazer represents East Bay communities long-seen as an affordable alternative to San Francisco. He wants to make housing tax credits more equitable.

February 13, 2019

By Benjamin Purper, KVCR

Two Inland Empire Democratic state senators responded positively to aspects of Governor Gavin Newsom's State of the State speech yesterday (Tuesday).

Senator Connie Leyva, a Democrat from Chino, had this to say about Governor Newsom’s speech:

February 05, 2019

By Ryan Hagen

Michelle Obama said to reach higher. So Norte Vista High School in Riverside is reaching for a visit from the former first lady.

Inspired by Obama’s “Reach Higher” initiative, which encourages students to attend college or professional training after high school, students and staff members at the school have launched a focused effort to get her to speak on campus.

Obama hasn’t indicated whether she might come. But as she tours the country to promote her memoir, “Becoming,” she’s already given some personal attention to Norte Vista.

January 22, 2019

Senator Richard Roth of Riverside is introducing Senate Bill 56 that will set aside a one-time payment for the construction of a new medical facility at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine.

January 15, 2019

State Senator Richard Roth has proposed a bill that would alleviate the Inland Empire's severe shortage of physicians. Click the image to listen to KVCR's Benjamin Purper's report.

January 10, 2019

Hoping to stave off “a public health crisis” from afflicting the Inland Empire, Riverside’s delegation to Sacramento wants tens of millions of dollars in state funding so UC Riverside’s medical school can double its enrollment.