Senators Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell, joint authors of a package of criminal justice-reform bills, explained the need for more rational thinking to save at-risk youths from the cradle-to-prison pipeline. Lara, D-Bell Gardens, chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chairs the Senate Budget Committee. Watch their recent press conference on the package of bills HERE.
Senators Ricardo Lara spoke to nearly 1,000 supporters of the Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562) to create a universal healthcare system to cover all residents. Members of the Senate Health Committee later voted 5-2 to approve the bill.