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Road Repair and Congestion Relief Solution Awaits Legislative Consensus

Since 1991, California’s population has increased 31%, resulting in a 36% increase in vehicle miles traveled on the state’s streets and roads. In addition, the...

Moving California Goods: Draft Freight Action Plan Raises Concerns

The California Chamber of Commerce is engaged in a multi-agency process geared toward changing California’s freight system. The results will affect any business that...

CalChamber Action on Legislation Keeps Balance Between Privacy, Innovation

Earlier this month, the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a timely panel discussion on data security policy at both the federal and state levels. The...

Workers’ Comp Bills Undercutting Reforms Stopped; Helpful Proposals Become Law

Action taken earlier this month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on two bills closed out another successful legislative year in workers’ compensation for...

CalChamber-Backed Bill Gets Governor’s Signature

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill creating a tool that can help address the challenges faced by California’s most disadvantaged and poorest areas was...

Taxation: CalChamber Stops/Amends Plans Targeting Industries, Backs Helpful Bills

The 2015 legislative year saw the introduction of a number of evergreen tax bills that dealt with policies discussed yearly in the Capitol, including...

Senate Policy Committee Moves Transportation Funding Bill to Next Stop

A Senate policy committee this week passed a proposal to raise an estimated $4.3 billion in new taxes and fees to help fund deferred...

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...

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;...

Senate Committee Moves Bill Encouraging International Trade/Tourism

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that encourages international trade and tourism by creating an enhanced driver license unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and...

Assembly Committee Passes Government Data Breach Requirements

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that requires government entities to provide protection when personal information is part of a data breach unanimously passed...

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On

The many businesses that depend directly on efficient goods movement through West Coast ports are anxiously awaiting the successful completion of negotiations for a...

Workers’ Comp: State Costs Highest By Far

The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in...

Governor Signs Two Job Creator Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills. On September 18, the Governor signed AB 1839 (Gatto; D-Los...

Bill to Restore Tax Credit Funding Goes to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill to restore full funding to the California Competes Tax Credit program awaits action by the Governor...

New Law Provides Incentive to Bring Aerospace Jobs to California

An economic incentive program to attract new aerospace jobs to California is now in place with the signing of two California Chamber of Commerce-supported...

Legislators Advance Proposal to Restore Tax Credit Funding

California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator legislation to restore full funding to the California Competes Tax Credit program is moving through the Legislature. AB 1560...