Manufacturers release 2005 Manufacturing Vote Record

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Sept. 30, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA has finalized its 2005 Manufacturing Vote Record for the recently concluded Legislative session, giving percentages to legislators for their votes on 13 manufacturing specific issues.

Legislators who went against their party to vote (or abstain) for manufacturers at least 40% of the time include:
  • Senators Kevin Murray (50%) and Mike Machado (50%)
  • Assemblymembers Barbara Matthews (75%) and Joe Canciamilla (42%)
"We started this vote record last year to highlight the legislators who show an understanding of the economic and employment benefits of manufacturing and the cost burdens manufacturers incur to operate in this state. We also intended to spotlight the ones that don’t," said CMTA president Jack Stewart. "With over 341,000 lost manufacturing jobs in California over the last four years and no state agency in charge of retaining, recruiting and promoting manufacturing, we count on the legislature to make this state more competitive for manufacturers."

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

View entire vote record and bills

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