Press Releases

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