Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Why a Regional Power Grid Brings Energy Security to Businesses/Consumers

Reliable energy infrastructure is a hallmark of a modern world, and affordable power is vital for economic development and social cohesion. Ensuring that electricity...

Division Not a Fix for California Woes

Tim Draper believes California is three states struggling within the boundaries of one, and wants to set them free. Voters will have the chance in November to decide if they share his vision that more governments make better governance.

Businesses Can Help California Schools Train Students for ‘New Collar’ Jobs

The key to California’s long-term economic growth can be found in the classroom.

State Economy Draws Strength from Trade

As the Trump administration and the 115th Congress now are into their second year, the California Chamber of Commerce continues to communicate its international...

Harassment Victims and Employers Need Protection from Defamation Lawsuits

In 2016, 554 Californians filed sexual harassment complaints with the state civil rights agency, and many other employees have complained directly to employers without involving a state agency.

Four Ways California Can Help Get More Grads Ready for College, Career

The California economy is humming. Unemployment is at historic lows, even in many parts of the state often left behind in good times. But even...

Urge President Trump Not to Finalize Stand-Alone Steel/Aluminum Tariff

The California Chamber of Commerce has deep concerns over the impact that a stand-alone tariff on steel and aluminum could have on international trade...

Year of Transition—Lots to Do

Even more than other election years, 2018 will be the start of transitions in California politics and public policy.

Career Programs Help Workers Gain Skills

There is a troubling chasm in the world of work today and it threatens U.S. prosperity and hopes of strengthening the middle class. Millions of...

Parental Leave Mandate Hurts Small Firms

One of the things keeping state legislators busy in Sacramento right now is a shortsighted attempt to impose on California small businesses a new,...

How Do We Address Housing Crisis? One Incremental Step at a Time

Productively addressing California’s housing crisis will require a long slog, not a magic bullet. The effective policies are politically treacherous, while the easy victories...

Paying for Single-Payer: Put Up or Move On

Since the best feature of the Healthy California Act is that all health care will be free, it seems churlish to suggest that someone...

Global Trade Yields Economic Advances

As the new administration and 115th Congress get to work, the California Chamber of Commerce is communicating its international trade priorities and support for...

Improving a Good Thing: Legislature Can Make Regulatory Reform Even Better

One of the few significant pro-business reforms to emerge from the Legislature during the recession was a more robust cost-effectiveness requirement for administrative regulations. Authored...

Analysis Finds California Factors Dampen Upward Mobility for Poor

Children born to low-income parents in California have slightly higher lifetime earnings than children born to low-income parents in other states—but not because they...

More Transparency in Politics, Policy

“Transparency” may be more than just a buzzword come 2017. Proposition 54, teed up for the November ballot, would mandate the Legislature enforce a three-day...

State Has Slow-Motion Housing Emergency

The state is under-building by tens of thousands the new houses and apartments each year that are needed to meet demand. As a result,...