Articles Tagged With ‘Ricardo Lara’

Health Care for illegal immigrants could cost hundreds of millions

The cost of extending state-subsidized healthcare coverage to illegal immigrants is slated to cost California as much as $740 million annually, according to a Senate fiscal analysis released Monday. [LA Times] Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced SB 4 last... (Continue reading)

Will California ease professional licensing rules for Illegal immigrants?

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to forgo some professional licensing requirements passed the state Senate on Thursday. Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced SB 1159 to ease the licensing process for psychologists, pharmacists, real estate agents, security guards... (Continue reading)

California legislator calls for return to bilingual educations

California State Senator Ricardo Lara proposed a ballot measure Thursday that would reverse the state’s ban on multilingual education in public schools. [LA Times] Sixteen years ago, California voters approved Proposition 227, which requires public schools to instruct students in... (Continue reading)