Michael Shaw

2017-18 Legislative Session kicks off Monday, Democrats clinch 2/3 Supermajority

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 2, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Monday, December 5th, legislators return to Sacramento ready to open the 2017-18 legislative session. While CMTA expects to deal with a number of the same issues facing the industry in years past, the ever-changing political dynamics create new opportunities and challenges for the industry. With a close count coming to completion in a key State Senate race, Democrats have achieved the ra ... » More
Michael Shaw

ARB releases 2030 Target Scoping Plan

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 2, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California Air Resources Board (ARB) today released its initial draft plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The plan builds on the state’s efforts to reach its more immediate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and outlines the most effective ways to reach the new 2030 goal, including continuing the Cap-and-Tra ... » More
Nicole Rice

New Federal Overtime Rule Stalled Before Execution

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 2, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

A federal judge in Texas has issued a temporary injunction to halt the implementation of the new federal overtime laws that would have significantly changed how employers compensate and classify their nonexempt and exempt employees.  This action essentially preserves the existing overtime regulations until the validity of the US Department of Labor’s authority to issue the new rul ... » More
Nicole Rice

Workers' Compensation overhaul saves California money, study finds

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 2, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week, the highly respected Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) conducted a comprehensive study of a major overhaul of the system enacted by Governor Brown and the Legislature four years ago.  The results surprisingly show greater savings than the benefit costs. In 2012 employers and unions, with insurers’ support, forged a deal to raise cash payments ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» ARB releases 2030 Target Scoping Plan Dec. 2, 2016
» New Federal Overtime Rule Stalled Before Execution Dec. 2, 2016
» Workers' Compensation overhaul saves California money, study finds Dec. 2, 2016
» Fed Update: Manufacturers win nationwide injunction on new overtime rule Dec. 2, 2016
» Quick survey for MFG to report on minimum wage impacts Dec. 2, 2016

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