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Friday, March 10, 2017

Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) joined the California Legislative Women’s Caucus to recognize women from across the state in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, Assemblyman Cooley honored Kiyo Sato of Sacramento.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Rancho Cordova-Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) joined the California Legislative Women’s Caucus to recognize women from across the state in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, Assemblyman Cooley honored Kiyo Sato of Sacramento. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

A clutch of late 19th century trees downed by this winter’s fierce storms was hauled away from Capitol Park this week, but remnants of the group may one day return in a different form.
The trees – a 90-foot-tall tulip tree, an 85-foot-tall American elm and a box elder – had decorated the park’s Civil War memorial.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – Recent storms toppled 3 historic trees first planted in Capitol Park in May 1897 to honor Civil War veterans. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) says a crane was brought in to remove the huge trees and massive stumps. “This tree that we are seeing hauled away…this was one of the earliest trees honoring American veterans here in Capitol Park. So, we’re preserving that,” said Assemblyman Cooley. Watch the crews and crane work to dismantle and remove one of the trees from Capitol Park in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Speaker Rendon, Assemblyman Cooley Announce Release of Legislative Oversight Handbook

Thursday, February 16, 2017

RANCHO CORDOVA – Today, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) introduced Assembly Bill 860 to improve accountability of mental health services in facilities inaccessible to the general public.

Monday, January 30, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Cooley) and the State Assembly marked January 30, 2017 as 7th Annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. Assemblyman Cooley recognizes Korematsu, who was born in Oakland, Ca. but was arrested for refusing to be relocated to an internment camp in 1942, as a hero for challenging the constitutionality of the decree that forced the relocation of people of Japanese descent to internment camps. He lost the case but his conviction was overturned in 1983.

Friday, January 20, 2017

12:45 p.m.: Maintenance crews on Thursday cleared the aftermath of three historic trees at Capitol Park’s Civil War Memorial Grove that were knocked over in Wednesday’s storm. The trees where brought to the memorial site as saplings. The grove was established in 1897 to commemorate those who fought in the Civil War, said Ken Cooley, chairman of the Assembly Rules Committee. Both a box elder from Missionary Ridge, Tenn., and a tulip tree from Five Forks, Va., come from the site of Southern battlefields and were planted at Capitol Park in 1897. The third tree, an American elm, was brought in from McKinley’s Tomb in Ohio in 1902 to honor William McKinley, the last president to serve in the Civil War, Cooley said. Brian Ferguson, deputy director for the Department of General Services, said the trees fell about 6 p.m. Crews were up at dawn to clear the pile of branches and debris left behind. Two park benches were damaged from the fallen trees. The grove was closed to the public Thursday morning.”

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) presided over the 2016 California electoral college vote that was held in the State Assembly chambers. “It’s one of the lynch pins of American democracy,” Assemblymember Cooley said about the electoral college process. “So, to simply be in the room is awesome. To have the occasion to preside and convene it, and to set the stage for the official electoral college proceedings is the experience of a lifetime.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Mirror Lake

Wawona Hotel

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today he has kicked off a national push to encourage other states to protect their historic state park landmarks as California did this year in response to the U.S. National Park Service’s controversial renaming of several landmarks at Yosemite National Park due to a dispute with their concessionaire.