Press Releases

August 23, 2011

AB 844 (Lara) ensures all student leaders elected to represent their student body receive funds associated with their service

August 23, 2011

Lara joins nationwide and international efforts to improve Latino’s access to and readiness for higher education

August 22, 2011

Resolution urges the President and Congress to increase the supply of physicians and graduate medical residency positions available in California

August 18, 2011

Informational Hearing Culminates with Community Financial Fair

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) chaired the first hearing of the newly created Assembly Select Committee on Financial Empowerment today in the city of Bell Gardens. Financial experts provided community members with a comprehensive overview of barriers and opportunities for asset building and asset preservation.

July 13, 2011

AB 229 (Lara) seeks to appoint an Enforcement Program Monitor to oversee the Division of Professional Practices at the CTC

July 06, 2011

Improved data collection of the Latino LGBT community needed to reduce health disparities

July 01, 2011

AB 176 ensures all students are treated equally when seeking admission to post-secondary standardized exams

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 176 authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) making higher education more accessible to all Californians.   The measure requires test sponsors of post-secondary standardized exams like the GRE, MCAT, LSAT and GMAT to provide alternative methods for verifying a student's identity when he or she is unable to provide the required identification.

June 21, 2011

AB 176 ensures all students are treated equally when seeking admission to post-secondary standardized exams

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly voted to send Governor Jerry Brown Assembly Bill 176 authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to make higher education more accessible to all Californians.  The Assembly passed AB 176 with a 50-20 vote.

June 21, 2011

Resolution urges the President and Congress to increase the supply of physicians and graduate medical residency positions available in California

June 15, 2011

Budget Deficit Gap Closed

Sacramento, Calif. – Today Democrats met the Constitutional deadline to pass a balanced budget. While midyear solutions approved in March included $11 billion dollars in expenditure reductions, this proposal solves the remaining $9.6 billion budget problem, and includes a total reserve of $1 billion. While this budget is not perfect, most elements within it provide a compromise to keep our state moving forward and prevent further negative impacts on working families.