Jarrell Cook

Business and industry groups urge Governor Brown to sign bill delaying implementation of the California Privacy Act

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Sept. 17, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 1121 (Bill Dodd, D-Napa) passed the California State Senate on a bipartisan unanimous vote and now awaits the Governor’s signature. The measure is intended to implement a series of amendments that would clean up many of the contradictory, infeasible, and confusing provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) passed earlier this year. Business and industry groups ha ... » More
Nicole Rice

California on track to pay off unemployment insurance loan

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 17, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California is on schedule to pay off its unemployment insurance (UI) loan to the federal government by the end of this year. If that occurs, manufacturers could see a significant decrease in their tax payments in January 2019. This is due to the reset of the credit employers receive on their federal UI taxes that has been decreasing since the state borrowed over $10 billion in 2012 to contin ... » More
Michael Shaw

CMTA's inaugural MFG Maker-Breaker list bears results

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 7, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Earlier this year, CMTA launched the MFG Makers and Breakers List to highlight legislation that supports (Maker) or hurts (Breaker) California manufacturing investment, technological innovation or job creation. The original lists included a combined 28 bills that represented significant positive and negative impact for California manufacturers.  We are pleased to report a 80 perce ... » More
Nicole Rice

Sexual harassment bills head to Governor

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 4, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

As the 2018 legislative season concluded last week, the Legislature sent a suite of eight sexual harassment bills to the Governor for signature or veto. CMTA was unable to support many of those proposals because they expanded responsibilities and liabilities on manufacturers in a way that incentivizes meritless claims that will only succeed in driving up litigati ... » More

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