Declaring a fiscal emergency, and implementing appropriate remedial measures, may be an unfortunate reality for some local agencies in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision Comes up Short on Local Government Funding—Shifts Pressure to the Federal Government
On May 14, 2020, Governor Newsom presented his 2020-2021 Budget May Revision. The Governor opened by outlining the stark contrast between his optimistic January budget proposal which reflected record low unemployment, a thriving economy and projected surplus of 5.6 billion in revenue with the reality that we are faced with today.
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.
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.
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.
RPPG’s Director, Government Affairs Dane Hutchings brought his expertise in state government and politics to the Central Coast on October 27 at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the State.
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.
The critical issue at hand: which industries does the new “ABC Test” apply to in the wake of the 2018 California Supreme Court ruling in “Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court”? Cue the California legislature to try and provide “clarity”.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) Founding Partner Art Hartinger and Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) Director, Government Affairs Dane Hutchings presented at theLeague of California Cities San Diego County Division meeting on Monday, August 12.
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.