The Never-Ending Story of the UC-Riverside Med School

UC-Riverside’s quest for $15 million from the state budget – not supported by the governor – seems unending.  From the Desert Sun:

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 Tuesday. 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…

Much of the school’s start-up funding has come from philanthropic and other non-state sources, though the county committed $20 million over the last two years.
Note: It’s a long path from this step to an actual $15 million from the state.  The quest has gone on for a long time and it may continue for a long time.  A little music while we wait: