Michael Shaw

Leadership changes on the agenda in the final weeks

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 4, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California State Legislature has bucked the mantra that a slow and steady hand at the helm is the best way to get things done in the homestretch by announcing the changeover of three of the four legislative leaders in the span of a week. Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) now sits as the senior member of the legislative leadership having been elected to the po ... » More
Mike Rogge

New commercial organics recycling law goes into effect next year

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, Sept. 4, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

With the passage of AB 1826 (Chesbro, Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014), new organics recycling requirements will be phased in over several years and will help the state meet its goal of recycling 75 percent of its waste by 2020. AB 1826 requires businesses, including public entities, to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate p ... » More

CMTA leader hits #34 on Capitol's most influential list

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Sept. 4, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Capitol Weekly announced its annual "Top 100 Major Players” list last week.  CMTA President Dorothy Rothrock was ranked 34th in the touted index. CMTA staff congratulates Dorothy.  We are fortunate for Dorothy's service, and the manufacturing community is the beneficiary of her hard work. CMTA is delighted she has been recognized for her influence in California' ... » More
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

More Recent Capitol Updates


» New commercial organics recycling law goes into effect next year Sept. 4, 2015
» CMTA leader hits #34 on Capitol's most influential list Sept. 4, 2015
» Legislature ignores conflicting priorities in pursuit of climate change mandates Aug. 28, 2015
» 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
» Fed update: Ex-Im Bank expiration hurts manufacturing jobs Aug. 28, 2015
» Registering employees to vote is easy and critical to MFG success in CA Aug. 26, 2015

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