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Manufacturers comment on Veto of MFG Maker AB 23


 Oct. 15, 2019 Sacramento, CA -- California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) President Lance Hastings made the following statement today regarding Gov. Gavin Newsom's veto of "Manufacturing Maker" AB 23, a bill by Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D - Inglewood) to create a dedicated unit within the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to coordinate workforce development efforts for California's manufacturing industry:

"We sponsored AB 23 because it was the right thing to do at the right time to focus California resources for the next generation of skills development and training for manufacturing.

In Gov. Newsom's veto message he referenced the Future of Work Commission as the proper venue for workforce development. The work being done by CMTA and many others at the Future of Work Commission and the Workforce Development Board will continue to be on the leading edge of the State's next wave of manufacturing excellence. Assemblymember Burke shares this commitment, and we appreciate her legislative leadership.

We will use this veto to double-down on our support of skills for our workforce and the 1.3 million hard working manufacturing men and women who show up everyday to make the things we need."


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