Gino DiCaro

Fed Update: New factory orders continue to slide

By Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

New factory orders in the U.S. fell 2.9 percent in December, according to the Census Bureau, declining for the fourth time in the past five months. The orders decreased from $470 billion in November to $456 billion in December, its lowest level since June 2011. Go back a whole year to December 2014, and new orders have slipped by 3.9 percent, down from $474 billion. Durable and nondurab ... » More
Dorothy Rothrock

CMTA's 2016 Legislative Open House packs the house!

By Dorothy Rothrock, President

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA's 2016 Legislative Open House this week attracted a strong bipartisan group of 30 legislators, several appointed officials from the Administration and many company representatives among 160 people. Thank you to our sponsoring companies -- Chevron, Baxalta, Koch, International Paper, Owens-Illinois, Procter & Gamble, and Tesoro -- and everyone who made t ... » More
Nicole Rice

Dual minimum wage initiatives battle on

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California voters are one step closer to having to decide if the state's economy can endure another serial wage increase. Last month, members of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) reportedly submitted 600,000 signatures to their local election officials for verification in order to qualify their minimum wage acceleration initiative for the November 2016 ballot. Officials ha ... » More
Mike Rogge

Sustainable transportation funding bill introduced

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On the third day that the legislature was back in 2016, Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), the chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, introduced AB 1591, which would create a sustainable funding source for road maintenance and rehabilitation from a variety of sources. The bill would provide nearly $8 billion a year in additional transportation funding. Frazier proposes a bro ... » More

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» CMTA's 2016 Legislative Open House packs the house! Feb. 5, 2016
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