Friday, September 21, 2018

CalChamber Poll Finds Voters’ Concerns at Odds with Political Leaders

Californians are anxious. The economy is growing, the state budget is balanced and the rains have resumed. Yet California voters are apprehensive about the future....

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2017

This report for the first year of the 2017–2018 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

CalChamber Best Business Votes 2017

Legislators are listed in descending order according to how often they voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position (first number) versus...

Busy Year for Employers Produces Wins for Future

The 2017 legislative year was a busy one for the California Chamber of Commerce and other employer advocates. Nevertheless, CalChamber policy advocates, together with members,...

Governor Rejects Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have allowed organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially...

Final Status Report on Major Business Bills

The following list summarizes the final status of California Chamber of Commerce priority bills that were sent to the Governor this year. The CalChamber will...

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was...

CalChamber Seeking Input on Federal Tax Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking member feedback on how the President’s tax proposal will affect their businesses. The framework for the proposal was...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bills to Ease Housing Crisis

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills to encourage local governments to approve new housing projects. The CalChamber-supported bills...

Expanded Tax Credit Program Spawns More In-State Film, TV Projects

A 2014 California Chamber of Commerce job creator bill is being credited with encouraging some film and television productions to remain in or return...

Urge Governor: Veto Leave Mandate for Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask the Governor to veto a job killer bill mandating that small businesses provide a...

Lawsuit-Encouraging Bill on Governor’s Desk

Legislation making it easier for plaintiffs’ lawyers to file pay equity lawsuits passed the Legislature last week and now awaits action by the Governor. AB...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of September 16, when the Legislature began...

Legislature Sends Workforce Development Bill to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that would help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program has passed the Legislature and...

CalChamber-Backed Bills to Ease Housing Crisis Go to Governor

Several bills supported by the California Chamber of Commerce to encourage local governments to approve new housing projects passed the Legislature on the last...

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way...

New Job Killer Bills Threaten Energy Reliability, Increase Permit Costs

The California Chamber of Commerce added two new job killers to its job killer list this week, bringing the total number of job killers...