Nicole Rice

Dual Minimum Wage Initiatives Battle On

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California voters are one step closer to having to decide if the state's economy can endure another serial wage increase. Last month, members of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) reportedly submitted 600,000 signatures to their local election officials for verification in order to qualify their minimum wage acceleration initiative for the November 2016 ballot. Officials ha ... » More
Mike Rogge

Sustainable Transportation Funding Bill Introduced

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On the third day that the legislature was back in 2016, Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), the chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, introduced AB 1591, which would create a sustainable funding source for road maintenance and rehabilitation from a variety of sources. The bill would provide nearly $8 billion a year in additional transportation funding. Frazier proposes a bro ... » More
Mike Rogge

DTSC Independent Review Panel Initial Report Released

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In June of 2015, Senate Bill 83, a budget trailer bill, established the Independent Review Panel (IRP) within the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The IRP is comprised of three members tasked with reviewing and making recommendations regarding improvements to DTSC’s permitting, enforcement, public outreach, and fiscal management. The IRP is also tasked with maki ... » More

Governor’s Appointment

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Feb. 5, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Keely Bosler, of Sacramento, has been appointed Cabinet Secretary in the Office of the Governor, replacing Dana Williamson, who has served in that role since 2011. Bosler served as chief deputy director for budget at the California Department of Finance since 2013. Bosler served as staff director for the California State Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee from 2010 to 2013, where she was ... » More

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» Sustainable Transportation Funding Bill Introduced Feb. 5, 2016
» DTSC Independent Review Panel Initial Report Released Feb. 5, 2016
» Governor’s Appointment Feb. 5, 2016
» Assembly Democratic intra-party to play out on the ballot and in the Capitol Jan. 29, 2016
» Assembly approves the "Double Pay on the Holiday" measure Jan. 29, 2016
» Coastal Commission Executive Director on the ropes Jan. 29, 2016
» MFG looking to shape national election Jan. 28, 2016

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