Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Revenue Surge Permits Huge Hike in Budget Plan

Relying on a “once in a lifetime” surge in state revenues, Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a revised state budget for 2021–22 roughly $40...

$5.1 Billion Drought/ Water Infrastructure Plan Includes Water Supply/Reliability

Governor Gavin Newsom on May 10 unveiled a $5.1 billion plan for California’s water infrastructure, drought response and preparations for a “climate resilient system.” In...

Governor Proposes Additional $1.5 Billion in Small Business Relief Grants

During remarks to the Sacramento Host Breakfast audience on May 13, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a proposal to expand California’s small business relief grants...

Governor’s $20 Billion Plan Aims to Transform Public Schools into ‘Gateways of Opportunity’

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan on May 12 to boost spending on California public schools by $20 billion, including creating universal pre-kindergarten and...

Governor Announces $12 Billion Plan to Combat Homelessness

At a May 11 press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $12 billion package to address the homelessness crisis. The package is part of...

Governor’s Recovery Plan Includes Stimulus Checks, Rent Relief

Governor Gavin Newsom began the week by announcing a plan to provide financial relief to millions of Californians. The plan includes Golden State Stimulus payments...

Californians Can Thank ’70s Tax Revolt for Rebate of Budget Surplus $s

Most Californians will enjoy a one-time tax rebate or payment, courtesy of a massive state revenue windfall and a 42-year-old remnant of the Tax...

CalChamber Opposition Stops 5 Job Killer Bills

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop five job killer bills from advancing in the state Legislature. The bills failed...

CalChamber Commends Governor, Legislature for Providing Small Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce welcomed news last week that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a measure that will bring California into partial...

Retroactive COVID Paid Sick Leave Due When Employee Requests It

I have a business with approximately 40 employees, and I just read something that said California passed a law making COVID sick leave retroactive...

Virtual Capitol Summit & Host Breakfast

This year’s CalChamber Capitol Summit and the 95th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. The Capitol Summit is scheduled...

What Employers Are Asking Right Now

In Episode 117 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss some...

World Trade Month Spotlights Importance of Global Trade to State, U.S. Economies

After a year of global uncertainty, international trade continues to be in the spotlight and its importance is once again being highlighted this month...

California Agricultural Issues Will Be Focus of CalChamber Virtual Event

  “A Conversation on Issues Facing California Agriculture” will be presented online by the California Chamber of Commerce on Monday, May 10, from 2 p.m.–3...

COVID-19 Updates: California Continues Push to Boost Vaccinations; U.S. Small Business Agency Launches Restaurant...

This week, California continued the effort to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities against the coronavirus and the U.S. Small Business Administration opened applications for bars and...