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

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, July 16, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

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 (IEA) and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.  This is the West Coast's premier event for environment ... » More
Michael Shaw

CMTA ratepayer coalition opposes ‘blank check’ for utility wildfire costs

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, July 13, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA and a coalition of agricultural, industrial and residential ratepayer organizations sent a letter to the recently announced members of the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response demanding that ratepayers not be seen or treated as the ‘blank check’ for utilities seeking to push off billions of dollars in costs while protecting shareholders from a ... » More
Michael Shaw

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

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, July 2, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Wednesday, June 27th, the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee passed out SB 237 (Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys) on a strong bipartisan vote, moving forward a CMTA MFG Maker bill that will provide California manufacturers greater access to competitive electricity rates. SB 237 would phase-out the cap on Direct Access that arbitrarily limits the opportunity for non-residenti ... » More
Nicole Rice

Supreme Court Rules on Janus vs. AFSCME

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, July 2, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court overturned a 41-year-old precedent and ruled that public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to a union they have not chosen to join.  Public employee unions in 22 states, including California, charge workers who are represented by the union, but prefer not to be associated with the unions’ political or ideologic ... » More

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