(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored three teams from two local schools for bringing home national awards from prestigious annual science competitions during the State Assembly’s floor session on Monday June 22nd. Two of the award winning teams are from Mira Loma High School (Arden-Arcade), and the third is from Winston Churchill Middle School (Carmichael). “What a great honor to recognize the hard work and dedication these students put in to achieve these significant awards,” said Assemblyman Cooley. “Their emergent knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math may lead them to become the professional scientist who resolves some of our most challenging problems, such as a cure for a cancer or an engineering design that can propel us to Mars or beyond.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) joined with his colleagues in the State Assembly to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta by passing Assembly Concurrent Resolution 76. Assemblymember Cooley remarked on the long lasting effect of the historical document saying, “ For as long as people celebrate freedom under law, the Magna Carta will remain an inspiring example of a people's ability to resist tyranny. “We The People” is an echo of the Magna Carta.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
RANCHO CORDOVA – On Wednesday, June 10th, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored Lauren Brooks, Owner of Mark & Monica’s Pizza in Carmichael as the 8th Assembly District 2015 Small Business of the Year for California Small Business Day in Sacramento. The event was held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Midtown, giving this family an opportunity to be acknowledged on a statewide stage during the daylong “Salute to Small Business.”
Lauren Brooks, daughter of original owners, Mark and Monica took over the family pizza business in 2014. Lauren practically grew up in the pizza parlor where she learned the special recipes that have defined Mark & Monica’s Family Pizza as Carmichael’s premiere place for family gatherings. Lauren has successfully navigated the business through a tough recession, a devastating fire and a building remodel. Her skills for running a business and maintaining the family spirit will continue to lead Lauren and her family members to a prosperous success that her parents started over 27 years ago.
RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that he has been named the California Business Properties Association’s (CBPA) Legislator of the Year at their association’s annual meeting in Sacramento.
CBPA currently represents over 10,000 members, making it the largest consortium of commercial real estate professionals in California. Their contributions consist of annual direct spending for development and construction and annual expenditures to operate existing buildings, as well as all the economic activity spurred by salary and wage benefits, retail transactions and commerce, and worker productivity.
(Sacramento, CA) - Today in a historic vote of 60 to 8, the California State Assembly passed AB 266, a measure that creates a comprehensive regulatory framework for medical cannabis. AB 266 is joint authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova), and Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles). The vote marks the first time in recent history that a substantive medical cannabis bill has passed the Assembly floor with strong bipartisan support.
“Today demonstrates how far the Legislature has come on the issue of medical cannabis; AB 266 truly represents an innovative, thoughtful, and much-needed approach to protect our patients and local businesses by creating a robust regulatory framework for this field,” said Assemblymember Bonta.
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.
(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) has been in and around the capitol since he was a legislative staffer in the late 1970s. His knowledge of the Capitol is unsurpassed among his fellow lawmakers. So, when Sacramento television station KOVR TV 13 wanted to get the inside story on the building that dominates the city’s skyline they turned to Assemblyman Cooley for a VIP tour. Watch CBS 13’s “All Access Pass” story in this Assembly Assets video. Assemblymember Cooley’s segment begins at the 4:00 minute mark in the video.
Assemblyman Ken Cooley and VSP hosted a Free Vision Clinic on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Foothill High School in Foothill Farms. Saturday's clinic assisted people with eye exams and fittings for glasses. See more images here.
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.
Assemblyman Cooley, the California Police Chiefs Association and the League of California Cities would like to thank the committee for recognizing the importance of this measure. AB 266 embodies three fundamental priorities: protecting public safety, advancing local control and protecting public health by creating uniform health and safety standards to ensure the safe, lawful distribution to medical marijuana in those cities and counties in which it is authorized.
Two bills that would regulate medical marijuana in different
ways in California were approved Tuesday by an Assembly panel,
although lawmakers said more work needs to be done to address
concerns and settle on one scheme.