Michael Shaw

Legislature ignores conflicting priorities in pursuit of climate change mandates

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 28, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Often when we see two conflicting goals within the same organization, we say that the ‘left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.’ In the case of the Legislature this year we might say ‘the left hand knows what the right hand is doing, but ignores it.’ Earlier this week, the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed major climate change legislation that see ... » More
Gino DiCaro

New poll explores opinions on expanding state's efforts to address climate change

By Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications

Capitol Update, Aug. 28, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Business Roundtable today released the results of a new statewide survey to gauge Californians opinions on climate change and the current climate change legislation including Senate Bill 350. This survey expanded upon other recent public polling on climate change by examining the attitudes of 1,000 registered voters regarding the potential costs of these policies f ... » More
Nicole Rice

Anti-Arbitration ban approved by Legislature

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 28, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Legislature has approved the anti-arbitration bill and sent it to the Governor for consideration. Both Houses passed the measure along partisan lines with several Moderate Democratic Senators and Assembly Members opting not to cast a vote.  AB 465, authored by Assembly Labor & Employment Committee Chairman Roger Hernández (D-West Covina), bans the use of arbitrati ... » More
Mike Rogge

Prop. 65 warning for lead

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, Aug. 28, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In early July, we reported that an Alameda County Superior Court judge had issued a tentative decision dismissing Mateel Environmental Justice Foundations suit against California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) which attempted to require OEHHA to rescind the current safe harbor level for lead. Mateel believes that there should not be a threshold for lead &ndas ... » More

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» New poll explores opinions on expanding state's efforts to address climate change Aug. 28, 2015
» Anti-Arbitration ban approved by Legislature Aug. 28, 2015
» Prop. 65 warning for lead Aug. 28, 2015
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