Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, right, outlines his proposed ballot initiative that would expand the list of violent crimes and make other changes to a recent series of laws intended to lower the state’s overcrowded prison population.
Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, right, outlines his proposed ballot initiative that would expand the list of violent crimes and make other changes to a recent series of laws intended to lower the state’s overcrowded prison population. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, right, outlines his proposed ballot initiative that would expand the list of violent crimes and make other changes to a recent series of laws intended to lower the state’s overcrowded prison population. Rich Pedroncelli AP

It’s ballot initiative season

October 30, 2017 06:27 PM