Monday, October 22, 2018

CalChamber Stops Two More ‘Job Killers’ on Assembly Floor

Two “job killers” failed to move off the Assembly Floor on June 4, missing Friday’s deadline for bills to pass the house in which...

Anti-Arbitration ‘Job Killer’ Passes Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, passed a Senate policy committee...

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition to ensure that port disruptions due to labor contract negotiations do not have a...

CalChamber Stops Two More ‘Job Killers’ on Assembly Floor​​​​

Two “job killers” failed to move off the Assembly Floor on June 4, missing Friday's deadline for bills to pass the house in which...

Senate Passes Bills Increasing Fuel Costs, Regulatory Burden

The Senate this week passed two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that, if signed into law, may increase costs for California businesses...

CalChamber Urges Action on Bills Awaiting Assembly/Senate Votes

Many bills opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce have moved through legislative committees and could come to a vote of the entire Assembly...

Legislative Analyst Projects More Revenue; Echoes Governor’s Call for Fiscal Restraint

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week released revenue projections a few billion dollars higher than estimated in the Governor’s budget plan, but...

Governor Holds Steady on Prudent Spending Plan

Warning that a recession is inevitable, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. dampened spending expectations even as higher revenues have poured into state coffers. Overall, the...

Disability Access/Education Bill Passes Senate Policy Committees

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education passed two Senate policy committees this week. SB 251 (Roth; D-Riverside)...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Passes; Consideration by Entire Assembly Next

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee this...

‘Job Killer’ Beverage Tax Fails to Pass Assembly Health Committee

Legislation targeting certain beverages for a new tax was rejected by the Assembly Health Committee this week. The California Chamber of Commerce opposed AB 1357...

CalChamber-Backed Regulatory Reform Bills Pending in Legislature

California Chamber of Commerce-supported proposals to provide regulatory relief to California businesses are pending in the Legislature. All the bills strengthen the accountability and transparency...

Some Job Creator Bills Survive First Deadline

A handful of California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills remain eligible to advance in the legislative process this year following key deadlines. Last Friday,...

New Tax Targeting Sweetened Beverages Threatens Jobs

A proposal targeting certain beverages for a new tax is the newest addition to the California Chamber of Commerce “job killer” list. AB 1357 (Bloom;...

Bill Undermining Workers’ Comp Reforms Awaits Consideration on Senate Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that undermines cost-saving workers’ compensation reforms will be considered next by the full Senate. SB 563 (Pan;...

Opposition Stops, Delays ‘Job Killer’ Bills

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups means several “job killer” bills won’t be advancing this year. Short of Votes Legislation...