Jose Medina

CA Assemblymember representing CA District 61 (Riverside)

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Chairs the higher education committee in the State Assembly, represents Riverside.

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California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that makes ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement by the year 2030.

Ethnic studies as a CA high school graduation requirement: New bill awaits Gov. Newsom’s approval

California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that makes ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement by the year 2030.

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A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million.

Scathing audit of UC President's Office prompts calls to rescind tuition hikes

A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million.

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