Thursday, October 18, 2018

Political Professor Handicaps U.S. Senate, Presidential Races

Jack Pitney, professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna College, presents to the CalChamber Board of Directors on May 18 his analysis of potential...

CalChamber Takes Positions on November Measures

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently took positions on the following two initiatives proposed for the November 2016 ballot: Oppose Prop. 30...

Overview of June Ballot Measure

Following is a brief summary of the measure that will appear on the June ballot. The California Chamber of Commerce has no position on...

CalChamber, Coalition Back Transparency Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce is part of a diverse coalition that has endorsed a proposed ballot initiative to rein in special interests and...

CalChamber Joins Coalition to Oppose Costly Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a broad coalition of retailers, farmers, parents and small business owners that have organized a campaign committee—California...

CalChamber Takes Positions on Upcoming Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently took positions on the following initiatives proposed for the November 2016 ballot. Drug Pricing Oppose: California Drug...

CalChamber: Infrastructure Initiative Has Broad Negative Impacts

Less investment in much-needed infrastructure, increased costs and more litigation are just some of the negative ramifications of the “No Blank Checks Initiative” on...

Property Tax Hike Initiative Won’t Be on November Ballot

Proponents of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed plan to increase taxes on commercial property to fund poverty reduction programs have called off efforts to...

Institute Report Recommends Focus on Civics Education to Boost Voter Turnout

California elections have a turnout problem and one of the best ways to combat this shortfall is a more robust and comprehensive civics education...

Lengthy Ballot Shaping Up for November

The November ballot is likely to include lots of issues for California voters to decide. So far there are two measures placed on the ballot...

CalChamber Board Backs Education Facilities Bond

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016,...

CalChamber, Coalition Blast Deceptive Ballot Measure

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition to stop a November 2016 ballot measure that threatens to significantly disrupt infrastructure development, jobs...

Pro-Jobs, Education Reform Candidate Wins Senate Race

Steve Glazer, mayor of Orinda, emerged as the victor in the runoff race in an East San Francisco Bay Senate district, defeating Assemblymember Susan...

Independent Expenditure Candidate Campaigns

JobsPAC has won recognition for its bipartisan efforts to support pro-jobs candidates running in open legislative seats since 1992. It was formed by a...

Top-Two Primary Reform Promising

The recent Institute of Governmental Studies post-election seminar in which I was a panelist produced a few news stories and a mountain of academic...

CalChamber Perspective on Top Two Reform

The recent Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) post­election seminar in which I was a panelist produced a few news stories and a mountain of...

Pictorial Roster of Officers/Legislature

Pictorial rosters of the California Legislature and Congress are available as downloadable PDFs. A limited number of hard copies of the pictorial roster of the...