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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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Calif. Assemblyman Frazier slams illegal communications between DWR, State Water Board

By Dan Bacher | January 21, 2018 |  
SACRAMENTO – On January 18, Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, issued a statement responding to alleged unlawful ex parte communications between the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources regarding the proposed Delta Tunnels outlined in complaints filed by Delta region local governments, public agencies and advocacy organizations.
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Immigration attorney makes presentation, update on DACA to Elk Grove Democratic Club

Tiffanie S. Sharp. |  January 9, 2017 |

At today's monthly meeting of the Elk Grove-South County Democratic club members heard a presentation and update on DACA.
The presentation was made by Sacramento-based immigration and international attorney Tiffani S. Sharp.
The entire presentation can be heard in the podcast posted below.

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Calif. Legislators Jackson, Muratsuchi reintroduce bill to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

By Dan Bacher | January 8, 2018 | 
In response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement on January 4 to open federal waters along the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf Coasts to new federal offshore oil and gas drilling, two California legislators are reintroducing legislation to protect the state from new federal offshore oil drilling.

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Delta Caucus town hall challenges financial feasibility of Delta Tunnels

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) begin the town hall on the Delta Tunnels in Walnut Grove. Photo by Dan Bacher. |  

By Dan Bacher |  December 6, 2017 |  
On the morning of November 30, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) held a town hall in Walnut Grove that examined the financial feasibility of the Delta Tunnels and discussed related issues, including the recent report by the State Auditor Elaine Howle's Office that documented the project's major cost over-runs and mismanagement.
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