Michael Shaw

Senate elects next leader in Senator Toni Atkins

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Tuesday, January 9th, State Senator Toni Atkins received the support of her colleagues to become the next leader of the California State Senate succeeding the current Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León. Senator Atkins will formally take over on March 21st. Representing portions of San Diego County, Senator Atkins’ district is home to a number of manufacturers, including CMTA membe ... » More
Jarrell Cook

Future sales and use tax exemptions may require performance and data collection

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 726, a bill that would require any new exemptions from the state’s Sales and Use Tax introduced after 2019 to include a statement of goals, performance metrics, and data collection requirements. The bill was heard and passed from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on January 8th and is expected to receive bipartis ... » More
Shaina Brown

AB 319 moves to assembly for floor vote

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last Tuesday, Jan. 9th, AB 319 (Mark Stone, D-Santa Cruz) passed out of the Assembly Natural Resource Committee on a party-line vote. The bill would require that all single-use plastic beverage containers use a cap or lid that is contiguously affixed or tethered to the beverage container by 2020. CMTA opposes AB 319. Our opposition is rooted in the fact that the technology for a tether ... » More
Nicole Rice

Manufacturers meet for Workforce Symposium

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Manufacturers from around the state gathered last week to discuss workforce resources and funding at the “Workforce Excellence and Sustainability” symposium.  Industry leaders and state workforce directors spent half a day learning about the barriers to recruiting, training and sustaining a skilled industrial workforce and discussing practical programmatic solutions ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» Future sales and use tax exemptions may require performance and data collection Jan. 12, 2018
» AB 319 moves to assembly for floor vote Jan. 12, 2018
» Manufacturers meet for Workforce Symposium Jan. 12, 2018
» Industry coalition submits letter to Ocean Protection Council Jan. 12, 2018
» PRESS RELEASE: CMTA reacts to Governor's proposed 2018/19 State Budget Jan. 12, 2018

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