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Karen Sarkissian joined the CalChamber as a policy advocate for health care and education issues in July 2016. For more than 12 years, she was an attorney at the Sacramento firm of Poswall, White & Cutler, recognized nationally for its success in obtaining favorable outcomes for clients on a wide range of issues. She holds dual B.A.s in political science and rhetoric and communication from the University of California, Davis, and a J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, where she was an author and editor of the McGeorge Law Review.

Proposal Jeopardizes State Workforce Goals

A proposed constitutional amendment pending before legislators will jeopardize the state’s workforce goals if voters eventually approve the measure. The California Chamber of Commerce opposes...

Governor’s First Day Focuses on Health Care

Shortly after being sworn into office this week, Governor Gavin Newsom launched his ambitious plan to make sure every person has access to quality,...

Governor Vetoes CalChamber-Opposed Bills Increasing Health Care Costs

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed health care bills that would have increased health care premiums if signed...

California Close to Having Health Care for All

In the debate on health care, the two words most confused or misunderstood are “universal” and “single-payer.” They often are used interchangeably, and even...

CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed by Governor Edmund...

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...

Dialysis Clinic Staffing Ratio Bill Stopped

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could have substantially increased health care costs, without offering significant improvements in health outcomes or patient access...

CalChamber Seeks to Prevent Increases in Employer Health Care Premiums

The California Chamber of Commerce has asked congressional leaders to repeal a tax on health insurers that drives up costs for responsible employers. In a...

Bill Could Increase Health Care Costs Without Improving Patient Care

The Assembly Appropriations Committee next week will consider a bill that could increase health care costs by setting dialysis clinic staffing ratios to the...

State-Run Health Care Bill Stalls in California Assembly

A costly job killer proposal to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system in California has been put on hold in the California Assembly...

Job Creator Workforce Development Bill Moves to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported education bill aiming to increase the pool of skilled workers has passed the Assembly with unanimous support. AB 669 (Berman;...

Action Needed: Stop Costly, State-Run Health Care

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to speak out against a costly job killer proposal to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...

Government-Run Health Care Passes First Committee

The Senate Health Committee this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...

Job Creator Bill Passes Assembly Education Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported education bill aiming to increase the pool of skilled workers unanimously passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee this week. AB...

Bill Increasing Access to Computer Science Education Passes Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-backed bill that promotes a coordinated effort by schools to offer computer science as part of their curriculum passed the...

Job Creator Bills Headed for Governor

California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills helping entrepreneurs and small business passed the Legislature this week and are headed to Governor Edmund G....