Nicole Rice

Minimum wage to increase in 2019

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 14, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Starting January 1st, California’s minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $11 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees, as a result of SB 3 (Chapter 4, Statutes of  2016) signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. The measure is set to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide by 2022 (large businesses) and 20 ... » More
Michael Shaw

CARB approves amendment to Cap-and-Trade program

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 14, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Thursday, December 13th, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) formally adopted an amendment to the Cap-and-Trade program to implement the changes pursuant to AB 398 and moving the program forward into the post-2020 period. The amendment includes several major changes to the program that were sought by CMTA and a coalition of industry groups in order to limit the impact of Cap-and-Tra ... » More

Legislature hits ground running with introduction of environmental quality spot bills

By Dawn Koepke

Capitol Update, Dec. 14, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

It is not uncommon for the Legislature to begin introducing legislation on the day they are sworn in for a new two-year session and this year was no exception. Specific to environmental quality (EQ), CMTA notes a number of spot bills introduced that will likely be of interest to EQ Committee members: AB 60 (Laura Friedman, D-Burbank) Sunscreen: oxybenzone a ... » More

Governor fills SWRCB vacancy from within

By Dawn Koepke

Capitol Update, Dec. 14, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA is pleased to welcome Sean Maguire as the newest member of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Sean was recently appointed to the Board by Governor Brown, filling the vacancy as a result of former Vice Chair Steven Moore’s departure to work as General Manager of the Ross Valley Sanitation District. Maguire has served as a supervising water resources contr ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» CARB approves amendment to Cap-and-Trade program Dec. 14, 2018
» Legislature hits ground running with introduction of environmental quality spot bills Dec. 14, 2018
» Governor fills SWRCB vacancy from within Dec. 14, 2018
» Newsom makes initial appointments to new administration Dec. 7, 2018

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