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Manufacturers oppose California initiatives


These ballot propositions will have negative impacts on economy and manufacturing investment

 April 5, 2016 
Sacramento, CA -- The California Manufacturers & Technology Association announces opposition to certain initiatives that could appear on the November ballot. CMTA's president Dorothy Rothrock made the following statement regarding the initiatives:

"Manufacturers require a predictable and affordable business climate to support long term investments and job creation in California. The measures we oppose will put additional burdens on manufacturers, by raising labor costs, increasing litigation on infrastructure projects, discouraging innovation in pharmaceuticals and promoting black market cigarette sales to avoid tax collection. We urge manufacturers to communicate their opposition and vote "no" on these measures if they appear on the November 2016 ballot."


Initiatives opposed by CMTA:


  • Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. (15-0003)
  • State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute. (15-0009)
  • Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Iintitative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (15-0081)
  • Minimum Wage. Increases and Future Adjustments. Initiative Statute. (15-0032) Minimum Wage. Increases and Future Adjustments. Paid Sick Leave. Initiative Statute. (15-0105) **

** The minimum wage initiatives may not appear on the November ballot due to passage of minimum wage legislation this week. (CMTA statement on SB 3)

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