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Final outcome of the Governor's pen    Oct. 8

September 30th marked the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown’s final signing period where he had to decide the fate of hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature in August. Shortly after his office released the final update, Brown tweeted:

"16 years ... » More

General »View all
Final outcome of the Governor's pen
 Oct. 8

September 30th marked the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown’s final signing period where he had to decide the fate of hundreds of ... » More

Governor vetoes unnecessary reporting expansion
 Oct. 1

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed  » More

Tax »View all
Brown administration circulates legislation to require out-of-state retailers to pay CA taxes
 Aug. 13

Governor Brown has circulated draft legislation ( that would require ... » More

Second hearing on bill creating a sales tax on services to be held June 13
 June 1

The Senate Governance and Finance Committee will conduct a second informational hearing on June 13th on the services sales tax ... » More

Energy »View all
CMTA Energy MFG Maker Bills signed by Governor Brown
 Sept. 24

Manufacturing energy costs often eclipse other major production cost categories, so for many manufacturers changes in energy rates or the ... » More

Legislatures wildfire fix lands on the backs of ratepayers
 Sept. 4

When the North Bay Fires ripped through communities destroying thousands of acres and homes resulting in the deaths of dozens of ... » More

Workers' Comp »View all
Employer assessment fee reduction set
 Dec. 4

Manufacturers should notice a dip in their workers’ compensation premium payments. The drop is due to a reduction in the ... » More

California again ranked most expensive state for workers' compensation
 Oct. 9

As San Francisco Giant fans celebrate their return to the National League Championship Series (apologies to Los Angeles Dodger fans), ... » More

Corp. Counsel »View all
Bill to give union representatives evidentiary privileges to be heard in committee
 June 18

AB 3121 by ... » More

CMTA successfully protects integrity of state agency rulemaking and analysis
 Feb. 2

CMTA recently saw success at the California State Court of Appeals, securing a favorable ruling in the case of Lawson Rock & Oil, ... » More

Environment »View all
SWRCB adopts FY 18-19 Water Quality Fees
 Oct. 1

At its meeting last Thursday, September 20ththe State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved adoption of emergency ... » More

Governor signs plastic straw 'by request' legislation
 Oct. 1

Last week, Governor Brown took action on several environmental quality bills, including  » More

Labor and employment »View all
Slave labor bills create nightmare of record keeping and fines
 May 21

Last year, Senate President pro Tempore Darrel Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced and moved a bill, SB 657, to mandate that manufacturers and ... » More

California's unemployment hits 12.2 % in August
 Oct. 2

At 12.2%, California now has the fourth highest unemployment rate in the nation - a post-World War II record.   This means that 2.2 ... » More

Education »View all
CTE in the budget
 Jan. 13

The Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) will receive its final funding appropriation next fiscal year, as proposed by ... » More

CTE Incentive Grant Proposal Advances in Legislature
 March 27

The CMTA-supported bill that maintains targeted funding for K-12 career technical education (CTE) programs passed its first legislative ... » More

Infrastructure »View all
Regional water quality control board changes contemplated
 Feb. 6
Staff for the State Water Quality Control Board (SWQCB) will hold a meeting in conjunction with their Water Quality Improvement Initiative with ... » More

Mandated Water Usage Reduction
 Aug. 15

This year, Assemblymember John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) introduced AB 2175, Water Conservation, initially as a four-page bill directing the ... » More

Safety »View all
Discussions resume on indoor heat illness regulations
 April 28

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has scheduled another advisory meeting on the Indoor Heat Illness regulation ... » More

Cell Phone Labeling
 March 19

Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has introduced SB 1212, Cell Phones: Specific Absorption Rate Disclosure (SAR).  This bill copies a ... » More