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Michael Shaw

Climate Change Bills Move Forward Unabated; Governor's Surprise

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, May 1 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

This week saw major climate change legislation move forward with much debate yet little change. While the outcome was entirely expected, especially this early in the legislative session, legislators did in several cases challenge the authors of these bills on the impacts to the economy and, in particular, the affordability and reliability of energy in California.

Many expect that ... » More


Nicole Rice

Wage Lien Alternative Unveiled

By Nicole Rice, Lobbyist

Capitol Update, May 1 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In an effort to address the growing difficulty in collecting unpaid wage theft judgments, Assembly Member Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) introduced AB 2416 last year that would have allowed an employee to place a wage lien on the real and personal property of their employer absent proof that a ... » More

Mike Rogge

Tougher Hazardous Waste Handling Laws Proposed

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, May 1 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 654, Hazardous Waste Facility Permitting, authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and SB 673, Hazardous Waste, by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would both have a deleterious effect on the handling and ... » More

CMTA media statement on Gov's new greenhouse gas goal

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, April 29 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA President Dorothy Rothrock made the following statement to the media this week regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order to establish a state greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030:

"As our state continues its effort to reduce ... » More



More Recent Capitol Updates


» Wage Lien Alternative Unveiled May 1, 2015
» Tougher Hazardous Waste Handling Laws Proposed May 1, 2015
» CMTA media statement on Gov's new greenhouse gas goal April 29, 2015
» Fed Update: Manufacturers rally behind Trade Promotion Authority legislation April 28, 2015

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