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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: May 13th, 2011

EXISTING BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY – AB 758 REGULATIONS

Published on May 13, 2011

Signed into law in 2008, AB 758 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) requires the Energy Commission to develop and implement a comprehensive program to seek greater energy savings in California’s existing residential and commercial building stock. In response, the  | Read More » |

GREEN LOGISTICS CENTERS

Published on May 13, 2011

Here is an interesting article about the application of third party green certification systems in an industrial setting. “The importance of sustainability in developing and operating distribution centers and plants has become a popular logistics topic.”  | Read More » |

REGULATORY REFORM BILLS KILLED IN LEGISLATURE

Published on May 13, 2011

The “Year of Regulatory Reform” has all but fizzled in the California State Legislature. Mirroring calls by the President and Congress to reform the regulatory process and thicket of rules governing every aspect of business, a large number of bills  | Read More » |

SEIU PLANS MILLION DOLLAR+ POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ON BUDGET

Published on May 13, 2011

The state’s largest public employee union, Service Employees International Union California, announced plans to launch a “seven-figure” ad campaign targeting Republican members of the Legislature to pressure them into voting for a budget  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX BILL HEARING POSTPONED

Published on May 13, 2011

AB 448 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco), the Legislature’s latest attempt at creating a split roll property tax in California, has been rescheduled to be heard in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee sometime in June. AB 448 would impose higher taxes  | Read More » |

***ACTION ALERT*** OPPOSE MEASURE TO MANDATE HIRING

Published on May 13, 2011

Please help us oppose a bill carried on behalf of SEIU that poses a major threat to your business. AB 350 (Jose Solorio; D-Santa Ana) in the California Legislature would expand existing law requiring janitorial contractors to retain employees who were  | Read More » |