Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Trade Essential for Economic Growth, Jobs

Making sure U.S. businesses—from light manufacturers to service providers—benefit from higher growth, employment and wages due to increased exporting is key to expanding the...

Year of Transition—Lots to Do

Even more than other election years, 2018 will be the start of transitions in California politics and public policy.

Air Board’s Plan to Raise Fees Threatens Our Economy and Climate Goals

California produces just 1% of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this? It’s the same reason that...

Strong California Economy Will Allow Next Governor to Address These Issues

The top priorities for California’s next governor ought to reflect what is on the minds of Californians. With our diverse population, geography and business community,...

Independent Contractor Questions Remain in Countdown to End of Legislative Session

There are two weeks left in the legislative session and one of the most common questions I get multiple times on a daily basis...

Parental Leave Mandate Hurts Small Firms

One of the things keeping state legislators busy in Sacramento right now is a shortsighted attempt to impose on California small businesses a new,...

Use Market Pricing to Cut CO2 Emissions

Nobody should be surprised that California’s cap-and-trade program is the most cost-effective strategy to reduce carbon emissions. What’s astonishing is that policymakers insist on...

Analysis Finds California Factors Dampen Upward Mobility for Poor

Children born to low-income parents in California have slightly higher lifetime earnings than children born to low-income parents in other states—but not because they...

Why Tax Reform Is Hard

Governor Newsom’s musings have set tax reformers buzzing.

Paying for Single-Payer: Put Up or Move On

Since the best feature of the Healthy California Act is that all health care will be free, it seems churlish to suggest that someone...

Why a Regional Power Grid Brings Energy Security to Businesses/Consumers

Reliable energy infrastructure is a hallmark of a modern world, and affordable power is vital for economic development and social cohesion. Ensuring that electricity...

How Do We Address Housing Crisis? One Incremental Step at a Time

Productively addressing California’s housing crisis will require a long slog, not a magic bullet. The effective policies are politically treacherous, while the easy victories...

Global Trade Yields Economic Advances

As the new administration and 115th Congress get to work, the California Chamber of Commerce is communicating its international trade priorities and support for...

State Economy Draws Strength from Trade

As the Trump administration and the 115th Congress now are into their second year, the California Chamber of Commerce continues to communicate its international...

Division Not a Fix for California Woes

Tim Draper believes California is three states struggling within the boundaries of one, and wants to set them free. Voters will have the chance in November to decide if they share his vision that more governments make better governance.

State Has Slow-Motion Housing Emergency

The state is under-building by tens of thousands the new houses and apartments each year that are needed to meet demand. As a result,...

Tourism Industry Jobs Form Big Piece of California’s Economic Foundation

Vacations to California’s natural wonders, cultural riches and exciting city attractions fuel stable employment and the world’s fifth largest economy.