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Federal CARES Act Offers Relief to Small Businesses

Last week, Congress passed and President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which, among other provisions,...

Governor Provides Clarity on ‘Essential Business’

Over the weekend following the last print edition of Alert, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a directive providing greater clarity and detail about what is...

CalChamber Statement on Governor’s New Essential Business Directives

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s essential business directives: “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Governor...

Governor Signs Emergency Bills to Fight COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed emergency legislation to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) and issued a series of executive orders on schools, goods deliveries,...

Coronavirus Resources on CalChamber Web Page

Given the continuing onslaught of news stories and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Chamber of Commerce has put together a resources page...

California Primary Election: An Initial Review of Results

California’s grand political experiment to become relevant in the Democratic presidential primary process appears to have worked. With California as a Super Tuesday state, California...

Privacy Act Rules: Business Needs More Time to Comply

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the Attorney General to delay the enforcement date for regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The...

Court Order Underscores Reasoning Behind Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court order formalizing the ruling halting enforcement of the anti-arbitration law challenged by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition highlights the...

U.S. Court Invalidates Anti-Arbitration Law

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halted enforcement of and invalidated in full an anti-arbitration law identified by the...

Trump Signs Long-Awaited U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact

President Donald J. Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week, calling it “a tremendous breakthrough.” The California Chamber of Commerce supports the USMCA based...

Finance Director Outlines Investment Objectives

California is now into the 11th year of the U.S. economic recovery and all of the state’s economic vitals continue to be strong, state...

Impact California Helps Users Engage on Key Issues

The California Legislature reconvened this week, marking the beginning of what is expected to be another busy year at the Capitol. Ready to help you...

Blue Diamond CEO to Chair CalChamber Board in 2020

Mark Jansen, president and CEO of Blue Diamond Growers, has been elected the 2020 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

New Privacy Initiative Aimed at November Ballot

A new consumer data privacy initiative backed by the proponent of the measure that led to adoption of the state’s broad privacy law will...

CalChamber Offers Help on Independent Contractors Law

Throughout the year, the California Chamber of Commerce has been covering the developments surrounding the Dynamex Supreme Court decision on independent contractor classification and...

Homelessness, Public Safety Top Concerns for State Voters

California voters are anxious. Reports of steady growth and low unemployment cheer political leaders, but voters are disturbed by decaying public order and an unaffordable...

Legislative Year: Mixed Bag

Governor Gavin Newson finished signing/vetoing all bills on October 13. The California Chamber of Commerce was tracking 62 bills on his desk, 32 supported...