Press Release

Monday, March 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) announced he will donate $20K dollars to Elk Grove Food Bank Services to help their critical efforts to distribute food to families and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), released the following update regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

  • ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN BOTH SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOAQUIN COUNTIES ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED STARTING MARCH 16, 2020 FOR UP TO THREE WEEKS;

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 150, authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), was approved today by the California State Assembly. The bill seeks to improve high school graduation rates and post-secondary education success for foster youth and other highly-mobile youth.

Over the past decade the Legislature has passed numerous bills to improve graduation rates among foster youth. While rates have improved, currently only 58 percent of highly-mobile youth graduate from high school compared to 84 percent of all other students statewide.  

Thursday, January 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), released the following statement in response to the death of an unidentified homeless individual in the City of Elk Grove:

“Today is a sad day for the City of Elk Grove and the people of the 9th Assembly District.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Friday, January 17, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) introduced Assembly Bill 1958. The bill would help protect Sacramento’s critical flood protection infrastructure by maintaining, inspecting, and protecting levee integrity and stability throughout California.  

Friday, January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget:

“I am encouraged by Governor Newsom’s plan to continue balancing our budget, strengthening our rainy day fund, and reducing pension liabilities, while at the same time continuing to address California’s homelessness challenge.