Gino DiCaro

CMTA heads to Chico!

By Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications

Capitol Update, May 20 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Next week on May 29, CMTA will head to Chico, California to tour two growing manufacturing facilities, Transfer Flow and Roplast, and to keynote a manufacturing luncheon with the North State Grow Manufacturing Initiative, hosted by PG&E and the Northern Rural Training & Employment Consortium (NoRTEC). CMTA staff will share their efforts on behalf of California manufacturers, ... » More
Nicole Rice

Assembly moves to prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements

By Nicole Rice, Lobbyist

Capitol Update, May 15 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

If you include arbitration agreements in your terms of employment, the State Assembly has deemed them “involuntary, unconscionable, against public policy and unenforceable” by voting to approve AB 465 by Assembly Member Roger Hernandez (D-Los Angeles), which precludes their use and imposes a civil penalty and attorney’s fees for any violation. This bill conflicts with state a ... » More
Mike Rogge

Oil industry under attack

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, May 15 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last year, we saw approximately 20 bills introduced attempting to curtail or cease fracking operations for California oil. By the end of that session, only one bill emerged, SB 4 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) which provided direction to the Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to assure their oversight was sufficient to protect t ... » More
Dorothy Rothrock

Senate drought hearing explores next steps for action

By Dorothy Rothrock, President

Capitol Update, May 15 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On May 12 Senators from water related policy and budget committees heard agency officials and water experts describe the Governor’s response to the drought and their views of the challenges and opportunities for further action. Key presenters included Felicia Marcus with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Mark Cowin with Department of Water Resources and Robert Weisenmiller ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» Assembly moves to prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements May 15, 2015
» Oil industry under attack May 15, 2015
» Senate drought hearing explores next steps for action May 15, 2015
» Press Statement: Manufacturers comment on Gov. Brown's May Revise Budget May 14, 2015
» All CMTA members receive a free review of their 401k and pension plans May 13, 2015
» Tips for creating safety incentives May 12, 2015

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