Thursday, February 29, 2024

Commentary

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...

California Law Helping Workers File Labor Claims Needs Reform

Eight billion dollars. That’s the amount of money trial attorneys have leveraged from California employers over the last six years in Private Attorneys General...

Despite Economic Ranking, California Has Third Worst Business Tax Climate in U.S.

California’s global rank among economies may be fifth, sixth or even fourth, but bragging rights make little difference to the day-to-day struggles that business...

Voters Should Reject Proposition 30

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all Californians to vote NO on Proposition 30. California’s ability to compete depends on attracting and retaining...