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CMTA supports bill to increase cargo capacity on alternative fuel trucks    March 19

Last week, CMTA announced support for legislation that removes an economic barrier to the deployment of clean, alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles. 

AB 2061 specifically provides a limited 2,000-pound to the current weight limits on heavy-duty vehicles to ... » More

General »View all
The sky is the limit . . . Or is it?
 Feb. 16

On February 6th, the most powerful rocket in service today took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but this Sunshine ... » More

Keep up the fight in 2018! - CA MFG can get CMTA's simple text alerts by phone
 Jan. 26

2018 is going to be a big year in the California State Legislature. Many policies will impact a ... » More

Tax »View all
Lawmakers Consider a Sales Tax on Services
 March 2

Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles) has introduced » More

LAO releases analysis of the split roll ballot initiative
 Feb. 14

On February 5, the Legislative Analyst’s Office released its fiscal impact estimate of the proposed ballot initiative, “The ... » More

Energy »View all
Future natural gas service connections protected under bill
 March 9

At the end of 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) threatened to shut down new industrial and commercial natural gas ... » More

Utility regulator delays decision to halt new natural gas service connections again
 Feb. 14

On February 8th, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) delayed for the second month running a proposal to impose a ... » 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
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

Consumer groups launch privacy initiative
 Sept. 22

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

Environment »View all
CMTA supports bill to increase cargo capacity on alternative fuel trucks
 March 19

Last week, CMTA announced support for legislation that removes an economic barrier to the deployment of clean, alternative fuel ... » More

Polyester -- the new microbead
 March 19

As you may recall, in 2015 legislation was enacted banning plastic microbeads from personal care products over concerns about growing ... » 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