Michael Shaw

Air resources board discusses Cap and Trade amendment

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 23, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Thursday, September 22, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) discussed for the first time significant amendments to the cap and trade program. There was a mix of opinions from commenters on the draft regulation, including significant criticism from the environmental justice community calling for the elimination of the trade part of Cap and Trade.  CMTA testified in support ... » More
Nicole Rice

New state law mandates electronic filing and payment for all employers

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 23, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Beginning next year, all employers will be required to electronically file their employment tax returns, wage reports and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD) in accordance with AB 1245 (Chapter 222, Statutes of 2015) that was signed last year by Governor Brown. To ease the transition into this new mandate, CMTA and others successfully negotiated the inclusi ... » More
Michael Shaw

Two weeks to Environmental Conference

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 23, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Hosted by CMTA and the Industrial Environmental Association, the 32nd Annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference is only two weeks away, October 5 and 6 in San Diego. We have an incredible program lined up. Register here We hope to see y ... » More
Michael Shaw

Explaining California’s cap & trade to Yale students

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 16, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Earlier this week I spoke at Yale about the intersection of climate change policy and environmental justice as part of a panel for the initial 2016-17 Diverse Voices Series at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The panel convened before Yale professors, students and researchers to discuss how the use of international forest offsets could appropriately protect the interests ... » More

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» New state law mandates electronic filing and payment for all employers Sept. 23, 2016
» Two weeks to Environmental Conference Sept. 23, 2016
» Explaining California’s cap & trade to Yale students Sept. 16, 2016
» Governor approves overtime expansion for farmworkers Sept. 16, 2016
» CalRecycle staff propose mandatory statewide packaging program Sept. 16, 2016
» 136 events registered for Oct. 7 #MFGDay16! Sept. 16, 2016

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