CMTA publishes its 3rd annual Manufacturing Vote Record

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 13, 2006 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA published its 3rd annual manufacturing vote record this week, designed to reveal which legislators voted in the best interests of the economy and the manufacturing sector that drives it – giving percentages to legislators for votes on 10 manufacturing specific issues.

In the Assembly, members Barbara Matthews (Tracy) and Joe Canciamilla (Pittsburg) and Nicole Parra (Hanford) were the two most moderate democrats in accordance with CMTA's position on priority bills. In the Senate, members Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles) and Mike Machado (Linden) went against their party the most to vote (or abstain) with CMTA. Republicans carried another big load by voting with CMTA on most of the priority issues.  

Use these links to see vote records and percentages:
Senate  |  Assembly

"Our state legislators must understand how important these policies are to the manufacturers and their employees," said CMTA President Jack Stewart.  "Next year, we will likely see bills and votes on important issues such as career technical training for our students, health coverage for employees, manufacturing investment tax credits, incentives to help keep jobs here in California and more. We hope these voting scores are shared with employees so they can cast an informed vote at the ballot box and hold their legislators accountable."

This annual vote record will be sent to statewide media, the California Legislature and the state's manufacturing companies.

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