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CalChamber Board Names Barrera Next President/CEO

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next president and CEO, effective October 1, 2021. Barrera will...

Chamber Coalition Fights Forced Unionization Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are fighting enactment of a job killer bill that seeks to...

Proposal Allows Cal/OSHA to Sidestep Fiscal Review

Workplace rules would be allowed to skip past critical analysis of their fiscal and other effects if legislation pending before the Assembly becomes law. SB...

CalChamber President Announces Plan to Retire

This week, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg informed the CalChamber Board of Directors and the organization’s staff of his planned retirement at the...

CalChamber, Allies Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...

Forced Unionization Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill seeking to force agricultural employees into unionizing awaits action by the full Senate when legislators return...

Legislative Action Can Avert Tax Hike on State Employers

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...

California Reopens

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom staged a series of events to highlight the end of the stay-at-home order he issued last March and the...

3 Job Killer Bills Still Active

Following last Friday’s deadline for legislation to move out of the house in which it was introduced, just three of the 25 job killer...

Moving Toward Reopening: State Releases Guidance

Last Friday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released guidance, including a questions-and-answers webpage, on how businesses may return to “usual operations” starting...

Governor Aims Grant Relief at Struggling Small Business

  Small business was in the spotlight this year at the 95th Annual Virtual Sacramento Host Breakfast on May 13. Governor Gavin Newsom, speaking to the...

Revenue Surge Permits Huge Hike in Budget Plan

Relying on a “once in a lifetime” surge in state revenues, Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a revised state budget for 2021–22 roughly $40...

CalChamber Opposition Stops 5 Job Killer Bills

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop five job killer bills from advancing in the state Legislature. The bills failed...

‘Right to Recall’ Mandate Circumvents Policy Process

Now in effect is a new law establishing a “right to recall” requirement for certain hotels, private clubs, event centers, airport hospitality operations, and...

Business Community PSA Encourages Vaccinations

California’s business community has released a new public service announcement (PSA), called “Do It For,” encouraging Californians to get vaccinated when it’s their turn. The...

Job Killer Bill DOA

A California Chamber of Commerce-identified job killer bill that proposed to ban in-state oil and gas production, SB 467 (Wiener; D-San Francisco), failed in...