Michael Shaw

Cap-and-trade extension slips into Assembly budget plan

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, May 19, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week on very late notice, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources added to their agenda adoption of language to extend the cap-and-trade program reflecting the language of AB 378 (C. Garcia) that calls for limiting GHG emissions at the facility level and basing industry assistance on meeting new air quality standards further undermining the existing cap-and-trade program. While t ... » More
Shaina Brown

Polystyrene package ban moves to suspense file

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, May 19, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 705 (Ben Allen, D-Redondo Beach) was heard in Senate Appropriations on Monday, May 15 and was placed on the suspense file. SB 705 would prohibit restaurants, retailers, universities, detention facilities and more from using food service packaging made of polystyrene, or foam. SB 705 would force restaurants to pay higher supply costs – hurting small mom and pop restaurants. ... » More
Jarrell Cook

Senate bill exempting Cal/OSHA from regulatory oversight moves to the Assembly

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, May 19, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 772 (Connie Leyva, D-Chino) passed the Senate with 21 votes over the objections of business and industry, and counter to the recommendations by good governance experts. The bill allows Cal/OSHA to implement major regulations – those expected to have an annual economic impact of $50 million or more – without conducting a Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment that wou ... » More
Nicole Rice

Work week dispute ruling handed down

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, May 12, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In a unanimous ruling handed down this week by the state Supreme Court in the case of Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc., No. S224661 (May 8, 2017), Californians may be required to work more than six consecutive days without overtime as long as they don’t work more than six days in a single workweek, as defined by the employer. The court’s ruling establishes that premium pay ... » More

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» Polystyrene package ban moves to suspense file May 19, 2017
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