Saturday, June 22, 2024

Commentary

World Trade Month Underscores Link Between Economic Growth, Global Trade

As World Trade Month begins, the California Chamber of Commerce is emphasizing the significance of international trade in maintaining economic growth. World Trade Month activities...

CalChamber Engages with Regional Allies

Over a couple of weeks in March, the team at the California Chamber of Commerce had the privilege of participating in our allies’ events...

Celebrating 134 Years of Leadership

February 20 marked the 134th anniversary of CalChamber’s work on behalf of the state’s businesses and job creators. We are grateful for the opportunity...

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...

Contract Between Dockworkers, Employers Safeguards Economic Gains for All

Finally... and just in time for Labor Day... dockworkers on the U.S. West Coast voted on Thursday, August 31 to ratify a tentative contract...

SB 770 Paves Way for Massive Tax Hikes

A proposal moving its way through the Legislature seeks to eliminate Medicare in California and pave the way for massive tax increases on California...

Legislature Should Embrace What’s Good for California: Infrastructure Reforms

Everybody talks about fixing California’s infrastructure; now we have a chance to do something about it. Last month Governor Newsom proposed a comprehensive package to...

Engaging in Global Market Key to Keeping US, California Economies Strong, Growing

In a post-pandemic era, the world’s economic outlook is full of mixed messages. The World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank...

How ‘New Frontier’ Tax Proposal Will Hurt California Revenues

To the delight of the tax and spending lobby, Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) has again introduced a tax on wealth. Inspired by government...