Saturday, July 20, 2019

Success of Private Sector Economy Reflected in State Budget Bounty

The $214 billion state budget that went into effect at the beginning of this month relies heavily on the success of the private sector...

Reality Check: Workers Are Changing

Labor protections are meant to address certain situations where there is an imbalance in control between the employer and employee. But when the workers...

Record Economic Expansion Near; Housing Costs Dampen State’s Dynamism

U.S. Outlook Better Than Expected, But Not as Good as It Looks The stock market sell-off that began at the end of 2018, combined with certain...

Robust Budget, Key Programs Rely on Private Sector Success

Taxes continue to pour into the state treasury, like spring snowmelt into Lake Oroville. Thanks to the engine of California’s private economy—the creativity of...

One-Year Countdown to Census

In just one year, the U.S. government will fulfill its once-a-decade duty to count every American. April 1, 2020 is Census Day. Armed with a...

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...

Data Showing Balanced Growth Contrasts with Public Pessimism on State of Economy

  The 2018 midterm election is finally behind us, and proved to be just as dramatic as would befit today’s hyper-charged political environment. Moreover, the...

CalChamber-Backed Bills Part of Budget Package

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week signed his final budget, a package that includes three California Chamber of Commerce-supported budget trailer bills which...

Governor’s Revised Budget Plan Saves Money for Rainy Day; No New Taxes

Last week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised version of his state budget proposal for 2018–19. The Governor’s final budget continues to...