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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: February, 2012

CARRIED INTEREST INTRODUCED AGAIN IN CONGRESS

Published on February 27, 2012

This week House Ways & Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) introduced the “Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2012.” “There is absolutely no reason why income earned for managing other people’s money shouldn’t be taxed in  | Read More » |

BILLS TO ADDRESS REDEVELOPMENT ELIMINATION ISSUES

Published on February 27, 2012

Three bills have been introduced containing technical fixes to AB1X 26, the bill that eliminated redevelopment agencies. This information comes from our friends at the California Redevelopment Agencies Association: Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los  | Read More » |

BUSINESS, LABOR, ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SUPPORT SB 1130

Published on February 27, 2012

The L.A. Times was at the press conference announcing the BETER program. Click here to read the story and see a quote from our very own Rex Hime.   | Read More » |

ON BILL FINANCING AND LOAN PROGRAM BILL GARNERS SUPPORT

Published on February 27, 2012

Two measures pertaining to “Energy Efficiency” that have already been identified received positive analysis from some of our industry experts come from a Senator who also chairs the Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, Kevin de Leon (D-Los  | Read More » |

SO MANY GOOD GREEN IDEAS

Published on February 27, 2012

Many of the bills introduced this year are once again focused on greenhouse gases, energy efficiency, and/or green buildings, in one way or another. The word “green” currently appears in 42 separate pieces of legislation. Forty-eight (48) bills pertain  | Read More » |

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE TODAY

Published on February 27, 2012

Today is a major milestone in the 2012 Legislative Session. Bill Introduction Deadline. Hundreds of bills will be submitted just yesterday and today. Your staff in Sacramento is already deep into the task of reading this mountain of legislation in  | Read More » |

GREEN CALIFORNIA SUMMIT

Published on February 10, 2012

The 2012 Green California Summit & Expo, the largest annual event focused on green policy, practice and technology, comes to the Sacramento Convention Center on April 26 & 27. Now in its sixth year, the Summit will feature 150 companies offering  | Read More » |

DIRECT ASSESSMENT FEES MAY BE OVERESTIMATED

Published on February 10, 2012

Commercial properties in certain areas of California are billed for direct assessment fees (sewer/ water) on their property tax bill. These direct assessments are calculated by the building’s square footage and type of use – not actual usage –  | Read More » |

CA EMPLOYERS PAYING HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES

Published on February 10, 2012

The CalChamber reports that since January 1, California employers have been paying higher taxes because the state has not repaid money it borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Unless Congress takes action, which  | Read More » |

INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT

Published on February 10, 2012

The California Energy Commission adopts an Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR, pronounced eye’-per) every two years and an update every other year. The 2012 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update is now underway. The CEC will conduct workshops  | Read More » |

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