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Assembly Votes to Create Equity for Student Leaders

May 12, 2011

AB 844 (Lara) Allows All Students Elected to Serve in Any Capacity of Student Government To Receive Funds Associated with their Service

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Lara Convenes Joint Oversight Hearing on the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

May 10, 2011

Audit Findings Severely Question the Commission’s Commitment and Ability to Protect California’s School Children

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Governor Brown Signs Lara's Landmark Urgency Bell Legislation

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.

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Assembly Member Lara Hopeful About New Leadership in the City of Bell

March 9, 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.

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Staggering Mismanagement Prompts Lara and Lowenthal to Call for Dismissal of CCMS Administrative Officer

February 24, 2011

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

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Lara Convenes Joint Oversight Hearing on Viability and Cost of Court Computer System

February 15, 2011

Audit Finds Information Technology System Costs Approaching $2 Billion

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Lara Introduces Bill to Expand Audit Program to Local Government Agencies

January 25, 2011

AB 187 empowers State Auditor to identify more local waste

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Lara's Bill Ensures Constitutional Guarantee of Free Public Education

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.

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Lara Appointed Chair Of Legislative Audit Committee

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.

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Lara Takes Oath as Assembly Member for 50th District

December 6, 2010

Job creation will be a key priority for Lara