State Bill to fund UC Riverside Medical School Expansion is Still Alive

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State Bill to Fund UC Riverside Medical School Expansion is Still Alive

Jeff Horseman

To make it into next fiscal year’s state budget, the medical school funding will have to compete with a wide range of other projects and priorities. First-year Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ambitious agenda includes solving California’s housing affordability crisis and providing universal preschool for low-income children.

Traditionally, Inland leaders have groused about the lack of respect and funding the region gets from Sacramento, despite its skyrocketing growth. A new group, Inland California Rising, seeks to focus more attention on the needs of non-coastal areas, and Newsom administration officials spoke of the need to invest in the Inland Empire at the group’s May 10 Riverside conference.

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