Press Releases

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.

Monday, December 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – In a ceremony today, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), presented City of Sacramento officials with a $750,000 check that will help fund Sacramento’s Summer Night Lights Program, which provides greater opportunities and after-school programs for at-risk youth and underserved families in South Sacramento.  

Monday, December 9, 2019

LODI, CA – In a ceremony today, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), presented City of Lodi officials with a $500,000 check that will help pay for much-needed cybersecurity upgrades to the City of Lodi’s infrastructure. The money was allocated after Cooper organized and led an effort for the funding to be included in this year’s California 2019-2020 State Budget.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1033, authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), was signed today by Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill will ensure that individuals who are offered employment by a state agency are provided an explanation of the salary, benefits, and protections that accompany state service.

According to a 2016 Statewide Workforce Planning Report, recruiting and hiring competent employees and addressing compensation disparities were the two biggest challenges state agencies face in attaining a 21st century workforce.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – During a ceremony yesterday at the State Capitol, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) officially delivered $1.7 million dollars in state funding to the City of Galt.

In June, Governor Newsom signed the 2019-2020 State Budget, which included $1.7 million dollars in funding that Assemblymember Jim Cooper spearheaded to provide much-needed renovations to Galt’s Walker Community Park. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 271, authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), was approved on a unanimous bi-partisan vote by the California State Senate. The bill will help close the gender and ethnicity pay gap as well as address the underrepresentation of women and minorities in state civil service classifications.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1, authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), was signed into law yesterday by Governor Gavin Newsom. Assembly Bill 1, also known as the California Youth Football Act will enact safety standards for youth football, limiting full-contact practices to reduce brain injuries.