Michael Shaw

Help pass cost-effective CA climate change policy

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, July 14, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Urge your legislators to control costs of climate change policy to protect California's jobs & economy. CMTA supports AB 398 (Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella) and AB 617 (Cristina Garcia, D-Downey). In a press release last week, CMTA President Dorothy Rothrock said the proposed cap-and-trade bill package will …continue California's responsible leadership role ... » More
Jarrell Cook

Bill to blacklist contractors pulled from hearing

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, July 14, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D-Bell Gardens) SB 30 was pulled from its scheduled hearing in the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee on July 12, failing to meet the Assembly deadline for fiscal bills to be referred out of their respective policy committees and to the Appropriations Committee. SB 30 was a reaction to the President’s plan to build a wa ... » More
Shaina Brown

SoCal Air Quality District to propose new rules for public comment at meetings

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, July 14, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In response to a disruptive public meeting last month, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) board is proposing to address issues relating to public decorum and meeting disruptions by implementing new rules for public comment. The time for public comment would be reduced from “at least three minutes” to “no more than a minute and a half”, allowi ... » More
Nicole Rice

Study raises questions about minimum wage increase

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, July 7, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

A study released last week by the University of Washington analyzing the minimum wage increase in Seattle has found that jobs and work hours fell for the city’s lowest paid employees after the rise to $13 an hour last year. The study shows that jobs and hours for those workers declined faster in Seattle than in surrounding control areas where the minimum wage did n ... » More

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