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  • California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected

    California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected
    Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens. The Washington officials want the...
  • Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation

    Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation
    Two decades after California voters took a hard line on illegal immigration, affirmative action and bilingual education, an ascendant class of Latino lawmakers is seeking to rewrite the books and discard the polarizing laws. Flexing its growing clout in...
  • What a license should look like

    What a license should look like
    State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) imply that the proposed design of a driver's license for illegal immigrants was made to look very similar to California licenses issued to those here legally to provide...
  • California bill would ease professional licensing rules for immigrants

    California bill would ease professional licensing rules for immigrants
    Denisse Rojas earned a biology degree from UC Berkeley and has set her sights on medical school. But one big obstacle stands in her way. To practice medicine in California, doctors must obtain a license from the state, and applicants are required to...
  • Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    The state Senate on Monday voted unanimously to ban state politicians from holding political fundraisers in the homes and offices of lobbyists, three months after a scandal involving the practice. The measure by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is the...
  • L.A. County supervisorial candidates lay out visions for healthcare

     L.A. County supervisorial candidates lay out visions for healthcare
    The most prominent candidates to fill seats this fall on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have very personal reasons to be interested in healthcare. One is an HIV-positive West Hollywood city councilman. Another left the Obama...
  • Study sees modest costs in healthcare for immigrants here illegally

    Study sees modest costs in healthcare for immigrants here illegally
    Extending healthcare to people in the country illegally would cost the state a modest amount more but would significantly improve health while potentially saving money for taxpayers down the road, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by...
  • This bill isn't the way to help immigrants afford healthcare

    This bill isn't the way to help immigrants afford healthcare
    The 2010 healthcare reform law sought to extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, not just to improve their care but also to promote a more efficient healthcare system. The law left out one large group of uninsured people, however: those who...
  • California Senate shelves bills on healthcare for immigrants, oil tax

    California Senate shelves bills on healthcare for immigrants, oil tax
    Dozens of controversial state bills were shelved Friday by legislative committees, including measures that would provide healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, impose a tax on oil drilled from the ground and require campaign contributions...
  • State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more

    State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more
    Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...
  • Senate supports asking voters to repeal ban on bilingual education

    Senate supports asking voters to repeal ban on bilingual education
    The state Senate voted Tuesday to ask California voters to repeal a ban on bilingual education in the state, saying children in other countries are successfully learning multiple languages. The senate voted to put a measure on the ballot in November...
  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...