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State funding proposal for UC Riverside Medical School clears committee


Last updated 3/19/2013 at Noon

RIVERSIDE -- An Inland Empire lawmaker's bill to secure $15 million in annual state funding for the UC Riverside School of Medicine cleared its first legislative hurdle today.

AB 27, sponsored by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, was approved by the Assembly Higher Education Committee and is now bound for the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

''Today's approval to fully fund the school of medicine ... is the first step towards ensuring the Inland Empire region receives access to affordable and basic health care,'' Medina said. ''This bill would allow students to study medicine in our...

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