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Rep. Calvert introduces rider banning lawsuits against Delta Tunnels on federal spending bill

Rep Ken Calvert (R - Corona). 

By Dan Bacher | May 21, 2018 |


Representative Ken Calvert of Riverside County (R-Corona), who has received numerous campaign contributions from engineering and construction firms, bottled water companies, and developers, has introduced an alarming rider to a federal draft spending bill that would ban state or federal lawsuits against Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project.  

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Assembly member Cooper accepted over $34,000 in gifts, travel including trips to Hawaii, Ireland

March 14, 2018 |

According to mandated economic interest disclosures filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, during 2017 Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) received gifts and travel valued at over $34,000. 
The disclosure was filed on March 1, 2018, and showed the second term legislator representing the states 9th Assembly District, which includes all of Elk Grove accepted gifts, mostly meals valued at $4,008. Those gifts ranged from oranges from California Citrus Mutual valued at $8.65 to a gift reported with a price of $395.41 from the California Tribal Business Alliance described as a gift card, food, and lodging.
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Westmoreland withdraws from congressional race, Bera now faces two republicans

Brad Westmoreland. | February 15, 2018 | 
In an announcement made on social media, Brad Westmoreland has withdrawn from the primary race for California's 7th Congressional District. Westmoreland was challenging fellow Democrat and incumbent Dr. Ami Bera, taking a more progressive stance on a host of issues.
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'Climate leaders' Justin Trudeau, Jerry Brown are both promoters of oil industry expansion

By Dan Bacher | February 10, 2018 | 
After going to yesterday’s “Save Our Coast” rally against offshore oil drilling in Sacramento, where not one single politician mentioned the massive expansion of offshore drilling in state waters under “climate leader” Jerry Brown, I felt very frustrated.
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Cooper brings in $17,600 in contributions as assembly reelection war chest tops $1 million

February 1, 2018 |  
Although he does not currently have any high profile primary challengers for the California Assembly's 9th district, Assemblymember Jim Cooper has continued to raise money for his campaign war chest.
According to information culled from the California Secretary of State and compiled by ElectrionTrack.com, in the one month period ending January 31, Cooper raised an additional $17,600. As reported by ElectionTrack, Cooper had $1,026,700 on hand as of December 31, 2017.
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Cooper wins Democratic endorsement for reelection bid to California Assembly

Assemblymember Jim Cooper. | 
January 29, 2018 |

In a Democratic Party conference held on Saturday, January 27 at the Sacramento Central Labor Council in Sacramento,  Jim Cooper won an endorsement for his reelection bid for a third term to the California Assembly.
The pre-state party convention vote selecting Cooper, who represents the 9th Assembly District that includes portions of Sacramento and San Joaquin County and all of Elk Grove, means he will have an automatic endorsement from the state party convention next month in San Diego. Challenging Cooper for the support was Democratic primary opponent Harry He.
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Labor Law Seminar at City Hall, Thursday, Feb. 1

Governor Jerry Brown signed more than 800 new bills into law in October of 2017. Many of these new laws significantly impact employers, including:

•    Changes to California’s minimum wage,
•    The expansion of parental leaves of absence to employers with 20 employees,
•    Measures limiting information employers can ask job applicants about salary and criminal history; and
•    New requirements for mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

Register now for the Labor Law Seminar and be informed on which measures were signed into law and how these new laws will impact you in the New Year!

 

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