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  • Archive for January 28th, 2011

    Jan 28

    REGULATORY OVERSIGHT ANALYSIS AND REFORM

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    As charter members of the regulatory reform coalition, known as ROAR (Regulatory Oversight, Analysis and Reform Coalition), we will be spending a significant amount of time in Sacramento this year pushing for Legislative and Executive Brach action on peeling back some of the state’s many complicated, redundant, and ultimately job-killing regulations.  Jack Stewart , President of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, has penned a piece for Capitol Weekly calling on state policymakers to follow the lead of President Obama and calls for a full review of California’s regulatory process, as a key step in putting the state on track for recovery.  Click here for the full article. Click here to read the President’s Executive Order.

    Jan 28

    CAL/OSHA INJURY/ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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    Our friends at the California Chamber have put out an employer alert to make sure companies, large and small, know how to comply with the Cal/OSHA Injury/Illness Prevention Program.  ALL employers, even those with just one employee, are required to have such a plan.  Click here for more information on how to comply.

    Jan 28

    GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES ENERGY/UTILITY APPOINTMENTS

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    Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of four individuals to the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission.  Appointed to the California Energy Commission are Robert Weisenmiller, who was also appointed as chair, and Carla Peterman, a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and board member of the Utility Reform Network.  Mike Florio and Catherin Sandoval were both named to the California Public Utilities Commission.  We congratulate all four appointees and look forward to working with them.  Click here for more information on each individual.