Press Releases

April 26, 2011

AB 1110 (Lara) Ensures Disabled Foster Youth are Informed of Assistance Programs Application Status

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 1110, a bill authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), received unanimous support today in the Assembly Human Services Committee with a vote of 6-0. The bill ensures California’s disabled foster youth are given the tools necessary to provide for their care.

April 15, 2011

ACR 34 (Lara) acknowledges and celebrates the history and accomplishments of California’s ethnic studies programs

April 14, 2011

(SACRAMENTO)  Since 2000, Save The Bay’s Community-based Restoration Program has engaged over 50,000 volunteers in hands-on restoration projects.  Volunteers participate in projects varying from beach and creek cleanups, to growing and sowing native plants at the organization’s two nurseries, to actually removing invasive weeds and planting native seedlings in the wetland “transition” zones – the buffer habitat between land and water.  As a result, sites such as the Martin Luther King Jr.

March 22, 2011

AB 93 Marks Governor's First Legislative Action

SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bill 93, authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which passed the Assembly and Senate with unanimous bipartisan support, was signed by the Governor today. The bill provides a one-time procedure for the certification, declaration, and installation of the new City Council.

March 09, 2011

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Historic Election Inspires Record Number of Voters

SACRAMENTO – Voter turnout marked the City of Bell's highly anticipated election yesterday. Over ninety-five percent of voters who cast ballots moved to change the course of the city.

February 24, 2011

Audit reveals $2 billion projected price tag for Courts Information Technology System's (CCMS)

February 15, 2011

Audit Finds Information Technology System Costs Approaching $2 Billion

January 25, 2011

AB 187 empowers State Auditor to identify more local waste

January 20, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. – Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced Assembly Bill 165 today, which will put complaint and auditing procedures into place that will help identify, eliminate, and prevent the charging of illegal student fees in violation of a student's constitutional right to a free public education.

"Education has the potential to be the greatest equalizer in our society, however illegal fees on low-income children in our state further erode this promise and our trust in public education," said Assemblymember Lara.

December 15, 2010

Joint Committee Charged with Oversight of Public Funds

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez appointed Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) and member of the important Appropriations Committee today.