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... (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,... (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... (Continue reading)