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State Senate Higher Education Committee moves forward with Kern medical school bill

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. KGET) — A bill that would possibly bring a University of California medical school to Kern County is moving forward in the state legislature.

Dr. Jasmeet Bains, who represents California’s 35th Assembly district, first introduced the so-called “Grow Our Own” bill. It would require the University of California to build a medical school in Kern County and create an endowment in the state treasury to fund it.