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Loren Kaye was appointed president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education in January 2006. He has devoted his career to developing, analyzing and implementing public policy issues in California, with a special emphasis on improving the state's business and economic climate. He also was a gubernatorial appointee to the state's Little Hoover Commission, charged with evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and programs. Kaye served in senior policy positions for Governors Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian, including Cabinet Secretary to the Governor and Undersecretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency. See full bio.

CalChamber Continues Challenge to Proposed Antitrust Overhaul

The California Chamber of Commerce last week provided a second round of comments to a state commission that California’s antitrust and competition laws should...

Trillion-Dollar Tech and Innovation Sector Key to California Economic Success

Technology and innovation are key drivers of economic development in California, creating well-paid jobs throughout the state and producing an outsized proportion of tax...

Analysis: May Budget Revision Released

Governor Newsom announced his strategy to address an estimated $27.6 billion deficit for the upcoming budget year, and a $28.4 billion projected deficit for...

CalChamber Challenges Proposed Antitrust Overhaul

The California Chamber of Commerce made the case this week that California’s antitrust and competition laws do not need to be radically changed to...

New Paper Raises Concerns with Proposal to Tax Internet Links

Proposed legislation to tax internet providers for sharing news stories will create new barriers to access information and “break the fundamental structure of the...

A Multitude of Minimum Wages

California no longer has a minimum wage. Instead, the state has 50 minimum wages, differing depending on where you work or what you do. California...

Governor Proposes Belt-Tightening Budget Approach with No General Tax Hikes

It’s a problem, but not a crisis. The state budget proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom would maintain the trajectory of state spending without major disruptions...

State Budget Deficits Tagged at $68 Billion; Revenue Estimate May Worsen Next Year

California’s famously volatile tax machine has delivered another dose of unpredictability.

Stanford Study Details State Road to Net-Zero Emissions

Scholars at the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage and Stanford Carbon Removal Initiative recently released a landmark study providing an independent assessment of decarbonization options and alternatives.

Poll Shows Voter Attitudes About Living in California

California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California than a year ago, according to findings from the California Chamber of...

People’s Voice: Voter Beliefs about Their Future in California

The CalChamber Poll, The People’s Voice 2023, found that California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California. Notably, a strong...

People’s Voice: Affordability, Crime Among Top Voter Concerns

The CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice, 2023, found that California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California. Voters believe their...

People’s Voice: Views on Property Tax, Health Care, Labor Law Reform

The CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice, 2023, found that California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California. Moreover, a majority...

Study Shows Employers Paying Price for Strain on Unemployment Insurance System

California’s vast unemployment insurance system has been under enormous strain since 2020, and employers are paying the price. A study in consultation with two eminent...

Governor Signs State Budget Bill; Talks on Trailer Bills Continue

Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget bill this week, but many other components of the state spending plan must still come together. The final...

Governor’s Infrastructure Proposal Cuts Red Tape to Speed Projects

Budget surpluses may be a thing of the past, but Governor Gavin Newsom can still initiate massive new investments in state infrastructure—if he can...

Prudent Budget Proposal Keeps Key Commitments, No Tax Hikes

Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised budget on May 12, revealing a larger revenue shortfall, higher estimated safety net spending, but even so not...