We have produced prior posts from time to time on UC-Riverside’s quest to get some state money to set up a new medical school. Apparently, the governor’s budget proposal that was released yesterday did not provide that money:
…State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, said he was “very disappointed not to see specific funding identified” for the medical school, where classes for the first group of 50 students are set to begin this fall.
…Local officials have sought state money for the medical school since 2008. In 2011, officials delayed the first freshman class because of the lack of state funding, and the school’s medical accreditation was in peril at one point. Last March, Brown said he wanted to hold off allocating state money for the school until California got its fiscal house in order. And although Brown bragged Thursday about the budget having a surplus for the first time in years – thanks to voters’ earlier acceptance of his Prop. 30 tax proposal – his spending plan did not specify any money for the medical school…
Full story from the Riverside Press-Enterprise at: