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Mark the June primary and prepare for the November general election by learning about political office holders who have been permanently “pigeon-holed” here in the Historic City Cemetery. Whether the primary results left you cheering or demanding a recount, the cemetery counts among its residents no fewer than three governors, as well as other city, state and federal government figures, and even (the son of) a founding father! Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

California has had plenty of fascinating 3rd Party movements, most splintered off from existing parties. You may be surprised at the level of popular support for their more questionable platforms. Learn about the rapid rise and fall of the Know-Nothings, how the Workingmen’s Party helped write the state constitution and elected a mayor, examine just how progressive the Progressive Party was, and meet local members of the Socialist, Greenback Labor, and Prohibition Parties. Saturday, June 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today that he is being honored by the city of Citrus Heights for his work on behalf of the City to resolve its dispute with the State of California over redevelopment agency funds. The city’s work on this issue, aided by Assemblyman Cooley, ultimately saved the city and its taxpayers almost $8 million dollars.

In 2008, Citrus Heights made the prudent decision to fund its redevelopment agency via a loan of monies from its general fund, instead of funding through a bond which would have cost Citrus Heights taxpayers nearly $500,000 more in associated costs. In June of 2011, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Brown effectively ending redevelopment agencies and phasing out their activities into other local successor agencies over a period of years.

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

In year two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes,

Concussion and U.S. Soccer bring spotlight back to adolescent brain injury       

Rancho Cordova – On July 21, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 was signed into law to address high school football brain injury concerns, but importantly also strengthened the rules by which concussions experienced by all high school athletes are handled, regardless of sport.

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) made the following statement after the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 266, which was amended to make Bonta lead author on the bill to regulate the medical cannabis industry. The bill is joint authored by Assemblymembers Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles).

“Today represents a great demonstration of unity and collaboration among my Assembly colleagues on the critical issue of regulating the medical cannabis industry,” said Assemblymember Bonta.

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Chairs the

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

 

WHEN:          Thursday, May 28, 2015

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

WHERE:       California State Capitol, Room 447

 

WHAT:         May is Foster Care Awareness Month.  Assemblyman Ken Cooley will

Chair the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. The topics for discussion include ways to support our foster youth through relative caregiver services, school services, and dependency court services. See agenda attached.

 

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

 

Sacramento — Today the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions on a bipartisan 13-0 vote passed Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 266, taking action to help provide California with a long-overdue business standards for medical marijuana. California is the only state with medical marijuana access for patients that lacks a robust regulatory process. AB 266 aims to improve the current status quo by helping the exercise of Proposition 215 rights within local community norms.