Michael Shaw

Cap and trade program questioned by state appellate court

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, April 29, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In 2013, a state trial court found against the California Chamber of Commerce and Morning Star Packing Company in a case challenging the constitutionality of California’s cap-and-trade program. While parties in the case wait to present oral arguments before the 3rd Appellate Court, the justices issued a request to parties with a series of questions that has many wondering if the court ... » More
Mike Rogge

Online environmental complaint system initiated

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, April 29, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On April 21st, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) launched an online tool that will make it easier for the public to report environmental problems anywhere in the state from their smartphones, tablets and computers. CalEPA Secretary Mat Rodriquez said, “Community involvement is critical to our mission to protect public health and the environment. This new reporti ... » More
Nicole Rice

Rating bureau reports decline in CA workers’ comp cost

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, April 29, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) recently released its report on workers’ compensation claims in California. According to the WCIRB, employers’ average insurance premiums have dropped to $2.86 in 2015, down from $2.97 per $100 of payroll in 2014. The state’s highest level was in 2003 when costs peaked at $6.29. The impact is largely attribut ... » More
Anthony Molina

Labeling “Made in USA” and “Made in California”

By Anthony Molina, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, April 29, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Earlier this week, the Assembly Judiciary Committee heard AB 2827 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) that provides California companies an opportunity to remedy minor labeling discrepancies for the “Made in California” and “Made in USA” labels, prior to a civil action. California law allows companies to use the “Made in the USA” label if t ... » More

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