Saturday, December 3, 2022

Commentary

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...

Get Behind Golden State Pathways to Get Ahead on California’s Economic Future

If you’ve seen it, you know. I’m talking about the spark in the eyes of young people who discover a career path they didn’t...

Wage Theft Does Not Define California’s Private Sector Employers

The issue of “wage theft” has recently gotten some renewed attention in the news. Unfortunately, reporting on this issue often results in creating an...

California Needs a Digital Trade Deal

It’s no secret that technology is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, despite the roadblocks posed by the pandemic, the tech sector helped...

Record Budget Surplus Calls for Tripling Down on UI Fund Offset

Californians have traveled a bumpy road to post-pandemic recovery, with healthy employment and wage growth on the one hand, but soaring inflation and cost-of-living...

Extending CalCompetes Incentive Program Key to Job Growth, Statewide Investments

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the deepest recession since the Great Depression. But just as the economic toll was steep, so is our economic recovery. Much...

World Trade Month: International Trade Critical to Weather Economic Downturns

After a year of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been hindered by a supply chain crisis, the war in Ukraine...

We’ve Reached Peak Budget

The Legislative Analyst has cried “last call” for the state budget bash. Even as the State Legislature enjoys the prospect of spending record budget surpluses,...

Environmental Law Abuse Hurts Students

If an investment in knowledge pays the best interest, California is failing to maximize its returns. On March 3, the California Supreme Court rejected the...