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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

As California’s population grows and climate dynamics extend periods of drought, supplying water to Californians has become increasingly challenging. Much of California’s water supply passes through the Sacramento−San Joaquin River Delta estuary, and Governor Brown’s proposed solution to divert water from this critical estuary threatens its health and has been controversial − receiving criticism from activists, environmentalists and economists alike.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) voices his support for Senate Bill 54, which prioritizes state and local law enforcement resources to California laws instead of federal immigration laws. “This issue of how our system of government works is something that every generation has to renew for itself,” said Assemblyman Cooley. “It’s the Founding Fathers who established the system that preserves independence of action to the states.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video: http://www.asmdc.org/Cooley

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova), Chair of the Joint Committee on Rules today convened the first of several hearings to examine the condition of the State Capitol Building Annex and the Legislature's options for dealing with this aging “People's House.”

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Today members of the California Senate and Assembly Rules committees will meet for a hearing in the same room for the first time since 2002.

What special topic prompted the rare appearance of both sides of the Joint Rules Committee? The future of the Capitol annex, an outdated building that houses the offices of most of the 120 lawmakers in Sacramento.

The Capitol annex hasn't been significantly renovated since it was constructed in 1952, despite longstanding gripes that a structure dreamed up in an era of typewriters no longer meets the needs of a modern-day Legislature.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, June 28, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored the Homeless Assistance Resource Teams (HART) of Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova as the 8th Assembly District’s 2017 Nonprofit of the Year.

Each year, the California Legislature hosts the California Nonprofits Day Celebration to recognize nonprofit organizations that make significant contributions to their communities.

Friday, June 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, June 21st, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored Jim Rounsavell as the 8th Assembly District’s 2017 Veteran of the Year.

Each year, the Assembly Veterans Committee hosts the Veteran of the Year Awards to recognize veterans with distinguished military careers or those who have continued to serve by making significant contributions to their communities.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) stood in strong support of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 94.  ACR 94 proclaims June 2017 as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and the Longest Day.  Assemblymember Cooley recounted a personal story regarding how Alzheimer’s disease affects families… telling a story about his mother, who battled the disease.  Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear more from Assemblymember Cooley.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  Story and Photos by Paul Scholl: Dedication to our nation was on display at a recent event held to support women veterans of the United States Armed Services. A very impressive group of women who have served our country came together at the gathering and celebration, hosted by American River Brewing Company.

The Women Veterans Alliance, created to support female veterans who have specific needs separate from male veterans, has as their mission is to impact and empower the lives of women veterans. They are the only group focused on directly impacting the quality of life of women veterans.

Attending the event on Friday, June 2nd to recognize the honorees were Congressman Ami Bera and Assemblyman Ken Cooley. Dave Mathis, co-owner of American River Brewing Company has become a big supporter of the group.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Carmichael, CA (MPG)  |  Story and photo illustration by “Best Photographer” Susan Maxwell Skinner:

Twenty-nine businesses were the toast of the town when the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce and Carmichael Times hosted the “Best of Carmichael” awards gala last week. Results were decided by public vote and presentations were made at the Patriot Event facility in Milagro Centre.

Winners received proclamations from Congressman Ami Bera, Senator Jim Nielson, Assemblyman Ken Cooley and Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

An accomplished 11-year-old Indian American boy from Sacramento, Calif., Akshaj Mehta, who has written five books and countless articles, essays and poems, was honored recently by the American Red Cross as its “Youth Hero of the Year.”

Mehta was recognized at the Red Cross’ 100 Years of Sacramento County Heroes Presentation May 31.

During the event, the youngster — the youngest recipient of an award at the event — was honored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley with a certificate of recognition, as well as from the American Red Cross.