Michael Shaw

CMTA-sponsored manufacturing tax bill gains legislative support

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, March 24, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

One of the issues topping CMTA’s Grow Manufacturing Agenda for 2017 is extension of the partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption (STE) for manufacturing and R&D equipment purchases. This past week that effort, cosponsored by the California Taxpayers’ Association (CalTax), garnered significant legislative support adding a slew of coauthors to AB 600  by Assemblymember Jim Coop ... » More
Jarrell Cook

CMTA-supported bill to improve regulatory oversight in California moves out of committee with bipartisan vote

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, March 24, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On  Wednesday, March 22nd, the California Assembly’s Accountability and Administrative Review Committee heard testimony on AB 12 (Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova), which will implement a ‘look back mechanism’ for the state’s regulatory agencies to review their regulations and amend or repeal any that are duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or outmoded. The bi ... » More
Shaina Brown

California leaders respond to federal efforts to roll back vehicle pollution standards

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, March 24, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to roll back vehicle pollution standards finalized earlier this year have been met by opposition from political leaders in California this week. Governor Brown, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon filed a motion this week that wou ... » More
Nicole Rice

Growing need for cybersecurity specialists

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, March 24, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Cybersecurity is unarguably the world's paramount IT challenge, requiring a highly-trained workforce with advanced skills capable of moving beyond traditional approaches. It is a growing priority for California manufacturers as innovation demands more interconnectivity to improve production efficiencies and deliver real-time information to customers. The demand for cybersecurity analys ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» CMTA-supported bill to improve regulatory oversight in California moves out of committee with bipartisan vote March 24, 2017
» California leaders respond to federal efforts to roll back vehicle pollution standards March 24, 2017
» Growing need for cybersecurity specialists March 24, 2017
» ARB scoping plan update workshop March 28th March 19, 2017
» CMTA to testify before the Senate Labor Committee March 19, 2017
» Bill would expand record subpoenas based on allegations March 19, 2017
» CalRecycle packaging reform workshop – 3/22/17 March 19, 2017

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