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Newly ID’d Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate policy committee this week passed an environmental standard bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer because of...

CalChamber Welcomes Robert Moutrie to Policy Team

Robert Moutrie, an experienced litigator, joined the California Chamber of Commerce policy team on March 11. As a policy advocate, Moutrie will specialize in occupational safety, tourism, unemployment insurance, and immigration issues.

Factors to Consider When Calculating ‘Regular Rate’ of Pay

How does the regular rate work? Once I calculate the regular rate, does it change the employee’s hourly rate? Do I have to calculate...

Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Bill Moves Again

An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer passed through a second Assembly committee this week. The Assembly Judiciary...

U.S. Growth Pace Slowing, Housing Flat; State Solutions Require Urgency, Patience

U.S. Outlook Looking back, 2018 was clearly a solid year for the U.S. economy, with vastly more positives than negatives to reflect on. The nation’s...

Multitude of Irish-U.S./California Trade, Investment Ties in Spotlight at Events

The strong trade and investment links between Ireland and the United States, as well as California, were celebrated last week at a California Chamber...

Hyperpartisan Housing: A Common Crisis with Very Different Solutions in Hopper

Despite bipartisan recognition of California’s unprecedented housing crisis, legislative solutions being introduced this session remain hyperpartisan. On the Democratic side, with some exceptions, legislation being...

California Leads Presidential Election Landscape in 2020

California voters have achieved a new milestone: the distinction of being an early presidential primary state due to the Legislature moving the date up...

CalChamber Outlines Subjects for Carbon-Based Sales Tax Study

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed-unless-amended bill that will increase costs and place regulatory burdens on businesses passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week. SB...

Film/TV Tax Credit Lures TV Series, Jobs to State

The next season of SHOWTIME’s “Penny Dreadful” will be relocating production to Los Angeles with help from the state’s film and television tax credit...

Defining Wetlands: Process Leaves Questions Unanswered

It was clear toward the end of the March 5 workshop on the proposed controversial wetlands regulations that the State Water Resources Control Board...

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