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Asm. Blanca Rubio speaks with Partnership members

The turnout was strong at the Legislative Breakfast meeting with Assembly Member Blanca Rubio on Friday morning. Assembly Member Rubio spoke with energy and passion about a variety of policy issues including a proposed gas tax increase to repair streets and bridges and the need for transparency and accountability in revenue allocations to local jur …

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Partnership visits Washington, D.C., advocates for 57/60 and ACE grade separations

Partnership Public Policy Director Brad Jensen spent last week in Washington, D.C. with elected officials and transportation staff from the San Gabriel Valley. This year’s trip focused on obtaining support for two federal transportation grant applications for freight movement. The first application includes the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles a …

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Political Advocacy News: Legislators propose bonds, need skeptical Brown’s OK

Legislators propose bonds, need skeptical Brown’s OK Sacramento Bee Dan Walters highlights the push by state legislators to spend and increase debt through general obligation bonds and Governor Brown’s skeptical stance on adding yet more debt to the state. California already spends more each year servicing debt than it does on the University of Cal …

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Partnership opposes prevailing wage bill, back bills to help small business and review regulations

The Partnership’s Legislative Action Committee voted this week to oppose AB 199 (Chu), a bill that would require prevailing wage be paid on private residential projects that receive public funding or have entered an agreement with local jurisdictions or the state. Such requirements are murky since virtually all housing projects enter agreements wit …

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Employment law expert draws HR directors to March Power Lunch 2.0

Over 60 people packed the conference room on the third floor of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s City of Industry branch, waiting to hear the latest trends on labor & employment laws. Tom Lenz, partner of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo and board member of the Partnership, delivered a presentation on the following topics: EEOC regulations, …

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Rose Hills: Welcome Home Veterans – Resource Fair, American-Made Car & Truck Show, & BBQ

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Members Event: City of Baldwin Park Seeks Companies to Participate in March 23 Job Fair

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Political Advocacy News: Southland Air Regulators Approve Tougher Emission Rules

Southland Air Regulators Approve Tougher Emission Rules Los Angeles Business Journal Local air quality regulators last Friday adopted a sweeping emission reduction plan that cracks down on industrial polluters, especially local oil refineries. In its 11-2 vote approving the air emission reduction plan, the 13-member South Coast Air Quality Manageme …

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Asm. Phillip Chen discusses transportation, water and other key issues facing the state

Asm. Phillip Chen The Partnership met with new Assemblymember Phillip Chen (R-Diamond Bar) this morning and discussed transportation, water and other key issues facing the state. Asm. Chen discussed the lack of business-friendliness in California and expressed concern about the difficult regulatory process all businesses face in the state. Asm. Che …

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Save the Date: The 17th Annual Legislative Networking Reception – April 13, 2017

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April 12 Members Meeting: Tony Zampiello, Ken Manning to speak on water issues

Dear Partnership Members, Please mark your calendar for the April 12 Members Meeting, which will start at 10 a.m. at the San Gabriel Corporate Campus, 4910 Rivergrade Rd., Training Room 2 in Irwindale. We are pleased to have Tony Zampiello, executive officer for the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster and Raymond Basin Management Board, and Ken Mann …

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Political Advocacy News: Taxes are on the table as push for California road funding intensifies

Taxes are on the table as push for California road funding intensifies Sacramento Bee Tax increase for gasoline and diesel fuels along with increases in vehicle registration fees are on the table as discussions continue in Sacramento about a potential transportation funding package that would provide more revenue to repair California’s aging roads …

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