Another Minimum Wage Hike Takes Effect in January

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 3 by State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco). The bill is now Chapter 4 and it amends Sections 245.5, 246 and 1182.12 of the Labor Code. As a result of the enactment of this bill, California’s minimum wage is going up on January 1, 2017 […]

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Prop. 55: California Voters Extend Highest Income Tax Brackets to Fund Education and Healthcare

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

California voters on November 8 passed Proposition 55, which is an initiative constitutional amendment which took effect on November 9. This ballot measure was the successful effort to extend the Prop. 30 highest marginal tax rates promoted by Governor Brown and others in 2012 as a “temporary tax” to help stabilize the state’s General Fund. […]

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Governor Signs One Major Arbitration Bill and Vetoes Another

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution instead of litigation, has been under assault the past few years in California. The 2016 Legislative Session was not any different. As part of the 1,059 bills acted upon this year by Governor Jerry Brown, he signed one major arbitration bill and vetoed another. Two other significant arbitration […]

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