Swift Actions taken by the Governor and Legislature Re: COVID – 19 Outbreak Including New One-Stop Website

During a time of certain anxiety and uncertainty, Governor Newsom as well as the California Legislature has taken swift, decisive and bipartisan action in an effort to support Cities, Counties and school districts to combat the growing spread of COVID-19 otherwise known as the Novel Coronavirus. All efforts are aimed at “flattening the curve” of those who will become infected—preserving resources (e.g. medical staff, hospital beds, ventilators etc.) for those Californians at the highest risk levels.

2020-03-23T17:05:16-07:00March 18th, 2020|

Housing, Contracting, Wildfires and More: Legislative Update – 2020 Trends and First Legislative Deadline

With this year as the final year of the two-year session, Members are making the last push to successfully complete their policy goals and campaign promises before heading back to their districts for the fall recess.  With thousands of measures awaiting committee referrals making sense of what is “out there” can be somewhat of a challenge for a variety of reasons. 

2020-03-27T12:37:56-07:00March 18th, 2020|

Dane Hutchings and Art Hartinger to Present on Independent Contractors at League City Managers Conference

RPPG Director, Government Affairs Dane Hutchings and Renne Public Law Group Founding Partner Art Hartinger will provide insight on pensions and independent contractors at the 2020 League of California Cities City Managers Conference, which will take place from February 5-7 at the Meritage Resort in Napa.

2020-03-27T12:38:16-07:00February 4th, 2020|

SB 266 is Officially Dead for this Legislative Session!

Dane Hutchings, RPPG’s Director of Government Affairs, sat down with RPLG to discuss SB 266. Dane was at “ground zero” in Sacramento leading the SB 266 legislative efforts on behalf of local public agencies. This was a terrible piece of legislation and we are very pleased to have been part of local government’s response.

2019-09-16T16:58:38-07:00September 16th, 2019|

Fearsome Foursome: A Quartet of Problematic Bills Threatens Public Employers

Local government employers should be watching SB 266 (Leyva) CalPERS Disallowed Benefits, AB 418 (Kalra) Union-Agent Evidentiary Privilege, AB 1066 (Gonzalez) Unemployment Insurance, Trade Disputes and SB 542 (Stern) Workers’ Compensation Presumptions PTSD, First Responders. Here’s why.

2019-09-11T15:46:04-07:00August 14th, 2019|

Executive Interview with Dane Hutchings, Director, Government Affairs for Renne Public Policy Group

For over a decade, Dane Hutchings has been advocating for the best interests of both public and private entities. He is a seasoned legislative advocate and political strategist with a keen understanding of the California political process and landscape. We asked Mr. Hutchings to discuss his new role at the Renne Public Policy Group.

2019-08-09T11:13:18-07:00May 29th, 2019|