Michael Shaw

Debate over future of cap-and-trade continues

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, June 26, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

As summer officially begins and the temperatures rise, the heat around a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program continues to increase. In late May, the State Assembly failed to pass a bill that extended a weakened cap-and-trade system that also mandated stricter air quality standards in order for industry to receive allowances intended to mitigate the cost imp ... » More
Nicole Rice

New mandatory leave policy advances

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, June 26, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed a new statutory burden on small businesses. SB 63 (Hannah-Beth Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) will require small manufacturers with a minimum of 20 employees within a 75-mile radius to allow an employee with specified tenure to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adopt ... » More
Jarrell Cook

Assembly to hear bill banning punitive damage deductions from income taxes

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, June 26, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 66 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has moved from the Senate to the Assembly, and has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. The bill would alter existing law to prohibit businesses from deducting punitive damages they incur as a result of litigation from their income taxes as necessary business expenses. Manufacturers, who often face frivolous lawsui ... » More
Rob Sanger

Fed Update: Apprenticeship programs expansion

By Rob Sanger

Capitol Update, June 19, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) recently to expand national apprenticeship programs and, since coming into office, the Trump Administration has been ramping up comments around skilling-up workers for good-paying manufacturing jobs.  CMTA is tracking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Apprenticeship funding to ensure we can take advantage of new training programs f ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» New mandatory leave policy advances June 26, 2017
» Assembly to hear bill banning punitive damage deductions from income taxes June 26, 2017
» Fed Update: Apprenticeship programs expansion June 19, 2017
» California Legislature sends budget to Governor Brown June 19, 2017

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