Michael Shaw

ARB leakage reports acknowledge economic impacts

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, May 20, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently released a trio of long awaited “leakage” reports indicating that additional costs imposed by the cap-and-trade program affect production activity, employment and value-added services in California. Leakage occurs when industrial activity currently taking place in California relocates or moves out-of-state due to greenhouse g ... » More
Nicole Rice

Two important announcements this week from the federal Department of Labor

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, May 20, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

--- US Department of Labor announces finalized overtime pay regulations The US Department of Labor has released it finalized rule regarding overtime pay.  The rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed to classify exempt employees. Key elements of the new rule include: Doubles the current standard salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 a ye ... » More
Anthony Molina

Modernizing technology brings reform to the Brown Act

By Anthony Molina, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, May 20, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Ralph M. Brown Act was passed by the legislature in 1953 to ensure transparency and openness in local government meetings. The Brown Act requires the meetings of local governments’ legislative bodies to be "open and public," ensuring people’s access to information so they may retain control over the public agencies that serve them. The Act mandates that a local agen ... » More
Mike Rogge

CMTA/IEA Environmental Conference

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, May 20, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available October 5th and 6th have been set for this year’s environmental training symposium and conference, put on jointly by CMTA and the Industrial Environmental Association. This year’s event will again be held at the San Diego Convention Center. You can now reserve your spot on the Exhibit Hall Floor or sponsor the Environment ... » More
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