Summary of Plastic Recycling Ballot Measure

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

(Editor’s note: Chris Micheli provides an analysis of the recycling initiative filed Monday.) CALIFORNIA RECYCLING AND PLASTIC POLLUTION REDUCTION ACT OF 2020 Filed November 4, 2019 SEC.1. Title This measure shall be known and may be cited as the “California Recycling and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act of 2020.”

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Bases for Gubernatorial Vetoes and Governor Newsom’s Themes?

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

Now that the 2019 Legislative Session has concluded and Governor Gavin Newsom has acted on the 1042 bills that reached his Desk this year, it is of interest to review not only the measures that he signed, but also the 172 bills that he vetoed. In reviewing the bills that were vetoed this year, are […]

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Summary of Uber/Lyft/DoorDash Initiative

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

(Editor’s Note: This summary by Chris Micheli discusses the initiative filed yesterday by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash as in response to AB 5, the measure signed by Gov. Newsom to establish the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision on worker classification into law.) Section 1. The proposed initiative adds new Chapter 10.5 to Division 3 of […]

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The Political and Policy Tensions of AB 5 (Dynamex)

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

Some have questioned the business community advocating a “support, if amended” position on AB 5 (Gonzalez), the bill that seeks to codify last year’s California Supreme Court ruling in Dynamex Operations West regarding worker classification and impose the “ABC Test”. The Supreme Court and subsequent appellate court decisions have ruled up to this point that […]

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An Update on Gubernatorial Actions Prediction

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

On February 25, on these pages, I made a guess regarding the number of bills that would reach Governor Gavin Newsom’s Desk this Legislative Session, along with the number of measures he would sign and veto. The following is an update on that prediction.  You may recall that February 22 was the deadline this year […]

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What Brown Vetoed, but Newsom Signed (or Vetoed as well)

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

Now that the 2019 Legislative Session has concluded, many Capitol observers have inquired whether bills that had been vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown over the past few years saw success under Governor Gavin Newsom. Or whether bills that Brown had vetoed were also vetoed by our new governor. With the help of all the Assembly […]

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The 2019 California Legislative Session in Review

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

With the recently concluded 2019 California Legislative Session, I thought I would look back at the highlights and compare them to the last Legislative Session as a reference point, especially in light of the Democratic supermajority in both houses of the Legislature and Governor Newsom replacing Governor Brown after eight years. Bills Introduced in the […]

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Overview of 2019 Bill Actions by Governor Newsom

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

The 2019 Legislative Session concluded on September 14 and October 13 was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to act upon bills sent to his Desk during the final weeks of the Session. In his first year of bill actions, there were over a thousand bills that reached Governor Newsom’s Desk this year, including […]

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Governor Should Reject Renewed Attack on Arbitration

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

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez has again gotten to the Governor’s Desk a measure to preclude the use of arbitration agreements in employment disputes. While last year’s effort also passed the Legislature, AB 3080 was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, just as he had done with a narrower bill in 2015. Assemblywoman Gonzalez has pursued AB 51 […]

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Update on Governor’s Bill Signing Activity

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

Through Friday, October 4, the Governor has acted on 549 bills. He has signed 526 bills and vetoed 23 bills. That is a current veto rate of 4.2%. Governor Newsom has seven days remaining until the Sunday, October 13 at midnight deadline for final bill actions. The Governor has 488 bills remaining on his desk. […]

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