Press Releases

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.

December 06, 2010

Job creation will be a key priority for Lara