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CARB approves updated GHG emissions reduction plan    Dec. 15

At the December 14th board meeting, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) formally adopted the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update setting out the direction for California fight to reduce ... » More

General »View all
PRESS RELEASE: Manufacturers comment on the benefits of NAFTA
 Dec. 4

Dec. 1, 2017 Sacramento, CA -- California Manufacturers & Technology Association President Dorothy Rothrock made the ... » More

CMTA Webinar: How to comply if ICE shows up at your business
 Nov. 29

December 7, 2017 at 11:00 am (PST)

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Tax »View all
Legislative Analyst’s Office report recommends ending California Competes program
 Nov. 3

On October 31, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report evaluating the effectiveness of the » More

California Legislature sends budget to Governor Brown
 June 19

In accordance with the constitutionally mandated June 15th budget deadline for the Legislature to approve the state budget, ... » More

Energy »View all
SB 520 proposes to pay certain ratepayer advocates through utility bill funds
 Aug. 11

Current law requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to direct electric utilities to pay what is known as ... » More

Pushing California’s renewable energy mandate to 100 percent
 Aug. 4

SB ... » 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
Consumer groups launch privacy initiative
 Sept. 22

On September 1st, a “consumer advocate” group called Californians for Consumer Privacy launched an initiative, The ... » More

CMTA-opposed 'Broadband Internet Privacy Act' moving forward in Senate
 Aug. 11

On June 19th, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) amended » More

Environment »View all
Industry Coalition requests invitation to OPC workshop
 Nov. 13

Last week, a large industry coalition requested an » More

IEA/CMTA Conference Oct. 30-31
 Oct. 27

Come join us for the 33rd Annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference “Navigating Through Regulatory ... » 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