Opinion: Legislature gives passing nod to the Inland Empire

Source: The Press-Enterprise

To say Sacramento’s attention to Inland needs is overdue is an understatement. For years this area has been a political afterthought.

So special kudos to the lawmakers for including in their $213 billion budget a few million dollars so UC Riverside’s medical school can expand and the Inland area can get more judges.

Kudos to Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes, D-Corona, and Jose Medina, D-Riverside, for spearheading the effort to get up to $100 million for medical school expansion and a piece of the $36 million earmarked for more judges in the state. They also secured a $10 million boost in annual funding for the medical school.