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Climate Change Bills Move Forward Unabated; Governor's Surprise

This week saw major climate change legislation move forward with much debate yet little change. While the outcome was entirely expected, especially this early in the legislative session, legislators did in several cases challenge the authors of these bills on the impacts to the economy and, in particular, the affordability and reliability of energy in California.

Many expect that ... » More

Wage Lien Alternative Unveiled

In an effort to address the growing difficulty in collecting unpaid wage theft judgments, Assembly Member Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) introduced AB 2416 last year that would have allowed an employee to place a wage lien on the real and personal ... » More

Tougher Hazardous Waste Handling Laws Proposed

SB 654, Hazardous Waste Facility Permitting, authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and SB 673, Hazardous Waste, by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would both have a ... » More

CMTA media statement on Gov's new greenhouse gas goal

CMTA President Dorothy Rothrock made the following statement to the media this week regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order to establish a state greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030:

"As our state continues its effort to reduce ... » More

More Latest Capitol Updates

» Wage Lien Alternative Unveiled  May. 1
» Tougher Hazardous Waste Handling Laws Proposed  May. 1
» CMTA media statement on Gov's new greenhouse gas goal  April 29
» Fed Update: Manufacturers rally behind Trade Promotion Authority legislation  April 28
» Climate Change on the agenda for Legislature next week  April 24
» Bill requires stricter enforcement of hazardous waste facilities  April 24
» CMTA proud of north state manufacturing efforts  April 24
» CMTA comments on state agency’s plan to reduce water use by 25%  April 23

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TY Assemblyman! MT @JeffGorell: Great to have new @CMTA Prez Rothrock in town 2day to visit our local #mfg. #jobs”

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Dot Rothrock at Automotive Racing Products w/ Bob Florine. #CAmfg rocks! #growCAmfg

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Pic:CMTA’s Pres. @ Hi-Temp Insulation. Gr8 #manufacturer supplies aerospace, mainly Boeing 737 & A320. #growCAmfg

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