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CMTA & IEA's 34th annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference    July 16



Come join us in San Diego on September 27 and 28 for the 34th annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference, “Strategies for Success on California's Environmental Frontier", hosted by the Industrial Environmental Association ... » More

General »View all
Senator Hertzberg introduces legislation as an alternative to the Privacy Initiative
 June 22



On June 21, Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assembly Member Ed Chau ... » More


CMTA’s MFG Makers and Breakers at session midpoint
 June 1



In the first year of CMTA’s MFG Makers and Breakers list, we are happy to report that all of the Maker bills ... » More

 
Tax »View all
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


Bill creating a sales tax on services to be heard in committee
 May 11



The Senate Governance and Finance Committee will hear  » More

 
Energy »View all
CMTA ratepayer coalition opposes ‘blank check’ for utility wildfire costs
 July 13



CMTA and a coalition of agricultural, industrial and residential ratepayer organizations sent » More


MFG Maker Update: Assembly committee advances CMTA-supported energy choice bill
 July 2



On Wednesday, June 27th, the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee passed out  » 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
CMTA & IEA's 34th annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference
 July 16



Come join us in San Diego on September 27 and 28 for the 34th annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference, ... » More


DTSC Moving Forward with State Adoption of the Federal Generator Improvement Rule
 July 2



This summer the Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC) will move forward with its first phase relative to the adoption of the US ... » 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