Friday, February 3, 2023
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CalChamber-Backed Bills to Address Teacher Shortage Move

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help California public schools recruit and retain quality teachers passed out of their respective policy committees...

Teacher Shortage, Solutions Subject of Education Committee Meeting

The shortage of teachers in California was the focus of a panel discussion at the recent meeting of the California Chamber of Commerce Education...

Health Plan Funding Bill Passes, Signed into Law

Months of discussions culminated this week with the Legislature passing and the Governor signing a California Chamber of Commerce-supported special session health plan funding...

Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in Landmark Teacher Tenure Case

A three-judge panel at the Second District Court of Appeal this week heard arguments in the landmark teacher tenure case, Vergara v. California. The California...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge of California Teacher Union Fee

The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments about the validity of a fee the California Teachers Association (CTA) charges nonunion members to cover...

CalChamber Stops/Delays/Amends All But 2 Misguided Bills; Backs 1 Signed into Law

Increasing access to health care and prescription drugs was the main priority for state policymakers in 2015. While a number of measures that would...

Education: CalChamber Increases Activity, Backs Several Big Wins, Stops Worst Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce stepped up its engagement on education issues this year, positioning on 21 bills related to teacher effectiveness, career technical...

Senate Fiscal Committee Delays Bill that Will Increase Health Care Premiums

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will drive up the cost of health care premiums was placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense...

‘Job Killer’ Bill Increasing Health Care Costs in Senate Policy Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” health care rate regulation bill is scheduled to be considered April 22 by the Senate Health Committee. SB...

CalChamber-Backed Career Technical Education Bill Passes Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that establishes a new career technical education (CTE) matching-grant program passed the Senate Education Committee this week. SB 148...

Unwarranted Emergency Regulation Will Drive Up Health Care Costs

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce formally objected to a proposed emergency regulation that may jeopardize the quality and value of health insurance...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Education Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a number of California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will encourage more students to enroll in computer...

Bill Clarifying Health Care Waiting Period Requirements Signed

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that will resolve confusion between state and federal rules governing health care enrollment waiting periods has been signed into...