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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...

Food Producer Outlines Keys to Restoring Economy After COVID-19

Restoring confidence and supporting economic growth are two keys to moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of a Central Valley cheese producer...

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

6 Factors to Determine When Economy Can Start Reopening

Governor Gavin Newsom this week outlined the six key indicators that will guide California’s decision on when to modify stay-at-home orders and slowly begin...

No Slowdown Before the Election Hoedown

U.S. Economic Outlook This year’s Lunar New Year ushered in the Year of the Rat on the Chinese calendar. The past year, the Year of...

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...

American Rescue Plan Act Brings More Financial Relief

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), creating a third stimulus package since...

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...

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...

Economic Positives Tempered by Risks Like Virus Uncertainties, Debt Worries

One, Two, Three, Cha Cha Cha No, this is not economics by Arthur Murray, but the process for getting the economy back on track is...

Finance Director Outlines Investment Objectives

California is now into the 11th year of the U.S. economic recovery and all of the state’s economic vitals continue to be strong, state...

Moderate Democrats Show Influence in Key Economic Recovery Policy Areas

In a democracy, it’s the votes that count. No matter what the polls say before election day, or the pundits say about the make-up...

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...

As Economy Lifts Off, Transitory Hiccups in Some Sectors, Inflation Factors to Watch

Overview The parade of robust economic data continues to march onward. The data at the end of the quarter, following the February chill, has been...

Legislature Passes Budget, Clearing Way for Real Negotiations

The Legislature fulfilled its constitutional obligation this week by approving a state budget just ahead of the June 15 deadline. But meeting the formal...

Coronavirus: CalChamber Podcast Examines Potential Economic Impact

Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, raising concerns among individuals and for our economy. In Episode 51 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President...

Governor Calls for Phase Out of Oil Extraction in State

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a press release announcing he was directing state agencies to phase out new permits for hydraulic fracturing in...