Michael Shaw

Transportation Special Session gets underway

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, July 2, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

With three-quarters of California roads considered to be in fair to poor condition following years of neglect, it comes as welcome news that Governor Jerry Brown called the Legislature into an extraordinary session to focus on transportation and infrastructure funding. Some estimates put just the maintenance backlog for existing roads at over $59 billion dollars. Each of the legislati ... » More
Nicole Rice

California Paid Sick Leave law goes into effect

By Nicole Rice, Lobbyist

Capitol Update, July 2, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California manufacturers have experienced many milestones over the past several years including the passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32); implementation of the workers’ compensation reform (SB 863); and the adoption of a $10 an hour minimum wage increase by 2016 (AB 10). July 1, 2015 marked another important milestone with California becoming the fourth (a ... » More
Mike Rogge

Environmentalist lawsuit against OEHHA rejected

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, July 2, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation filed suit against California‘s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on January 13th in an attempt to require OEHHA to rescind the current safe harbor level for lead, which is 0.5 micrograms per day adopted in 1989. Mateel believes there should not be a threshold for lead exposure - any detectable amount of lead should be ... » More
Gino DiCaro

New one-stop-shop website for business owners

By Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications

Capitol Update, July 1, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

This week the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) launched a website that consolidates information on business start-ups, state permits and regulations, and incentives. “The California Business Portal is a response to the needs of the business community and their request for better online tools,” said GO-Biz Chief Deputy Director Panorea Avdi ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates

» California Paid Sick Leave law goes into effect July 2, 2015
» Environmentalist lawsuit against OEHHA rejected July 2, 2015
» New one-stop-shop website for business owners July 1, 2015
» Manufacturers can comment on workforce recommendations July 1, 2015
» Fed Update: Urge Congress to re-authorize Ex-Im Bank June 30, 2015
» Climate Change debate heats up with arrival of summer June 26, 2015
» Family Rights expansion bill update June 26, 2015
» Bolstered funding and oversight panel in DTSC future June 26, 2015

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