Thursday, November 15, 2018

Next Steps for Climate Change Law in State

When Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. spoke to the United Nations Climate Summit last month, he made a strong pitch for state and local...

California Must Address Our Uneven Recovery

Governor Jerry Brown has proposed a state budget brimming with new revenues, but carefully socking part of the surplus away for a future economic...

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...

Top-Two Primary Reform Promising

The recent Institute of Governmental Studies post-election seminar in which I was a panelist produced a few news stories and a mountain of academic...

Businesses Can Help California Schools Train Students for ‘New Collar’ Jobs

The key to California’s long-term economic growth can be found in the classroom.

CalChamber Perspective on Top Two Reform

The recent Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) post­election seminar in which I was a panelist produced a few news stories and a mountain of...

Harassment Victims and Employers Need Protection from Defamation Lawsuits

In 2016, 554 Californians filed sexual harassment complaints with the state civil rights agency, and many other employees have complained directly to employers without involving a state agency.

More Transparency in Politics, Policy

“Transparency” may be more than just a buzzword come 2017. Proposition 54, teed up for the November ballot, would mandate the Legislature enforce a three-day...

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...

Trade Expands Economy, Opportunities

As trade is being widely discussed on the national political scene, making sure U.S. businesses—from light manufacturers to service providers—benefit from higher growth, employment...

Deceptive Proposed Initiative Would Disrupt Vital Infrastructure Projects in California

At a time when California is running far behind making even the basic investments in maintaining our vital infrastructure, a proposed 2016 ballot measure...

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...

Urge President Trump Not to Finalize Stand-Alone Steel/Aluminum Tariff

The California Chamber of Commerce has deep concerns over the impact that a stand-alone tariff on steel and aluminum could have on international trade...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...