Assemblyman Ken Cooley Highlights Bill to Send Drug Traffickers to State Prison

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (Rancho Cordova), Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones gathered at Sacramento County Rio Cosumnes Correction Center on Monday morning to discuss Assembly Bill 222 aimed at incarcerating drug traffickers in California prisons.

Assembly Bill 222 will help ensure that convicted offenders who sell or transport more than one kilogram of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine will serve their incarceration in state prison and not county jails.

Gov. Jerry Brown takes notice of realignment complaints

As lawmakers stepped up pressure to modify California's historic prison realignment - most recently at a news conference Tuesday featuring a crime victim in a wheelchair - Gov. Jerry Brown is taking notice.

The Democratic governor traveled to Palo Alto this month to confer with researchers about the impact of the law, which shifts responsibility for certain low-level offenders from the state prison and parole system to the counties.

Cooley Supports Bill to Reduce Delays in Business Filings

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) today announced support for Assembly Bill 113, a bill that would immediately reduce the delays California businesses encounter when filing documents and articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State's office.

Currently, the Secretary of State's office is faced with a 45-85 day backlog on processing important business documents and articles of incorporation.

"California is home to some of the most innovative companies in the world," said Assemblyman Ken Cooley.

Forgotten Warriors are Community Minded

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – (MPG) As Wind Walker stood in line at the 99 Cent Only Store, he noticed the woman in front of him purchasing a large number of school supplies.

“I asked if she was buying out of her pocket, and she said ‘yes.’ I told her, ‘We’ll bring you books.’”

True to his word, on February 28, 2013, Holly Smith’s second grade class at Main Avenue Elementary School in Sacramento was visited by Walker and a crew of retired combat veterans from Forgotten
Warriors.