Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Governor Signs CEQA Reform, Land Use Bills

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help expedite home building, one dealing with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform and another with...

CalChamber Releases 2018 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual list of job killer bills, calling attention to the negative impact that 21 proposed...

Californians Show Grit, Imagination in Hard Times

The ability of Californians to respond to challenges with imagination and innovation was a recurring theme in remarks at the 90th Annual Sacramento Host...

Governor Lists Next Steps in Upcoming ‘Tough Calls’

“Hard decisions” are “coming due,” Governor Gavin Newsom said this week in his first State of the State Address. Water, energy, high-speed rail, housing, health...

Opposition Stops Job Killer; 5 Bills Pass to Second House

A wage statement penalty bill opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer was stopped in the Assembly last week. June 1...

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

​​(July 1, 2015) Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber...

CalChamber Actively Seeks California Water Solutions

The persistent drought has made water issues a very high priority for California voters, according to a recent poll. For the California Chamber of...

Voters, CalChamber Agree

California voters agreed with California Chamber of Commerce positions this week, passing CalChamber-supported Propositions 51, 52, 54 and 58, and rejecting Proposition 61. CalChamber-opposed...

Recap at Summer Break Shows Mixed Results

A review of action on major legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess last week shows both good and disappointing outcomes...

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...

CalChamber, Past Governors Defend Citizen Redistricting

The California Chamber of Commerce, three former California Governors and California redistricting proponents are supporting the constitutionality of an Arizona voter-approved redistricting commission before...

CalChamber Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Arizona Redistricting Case​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al. “Today’s decision...

Assembly Judiciary Passes CalChamber-Opposed Bills

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates this week highlighted for the Assembly Judiciary Committee problems with two employment-related bills. Even so, on April 24 the...

Is Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Properly classifying an individual as an employee versus an independent contractor has always been a daunting task for any business/employer, especially in California. A...

CalChamber White Paper Recaps New Laws for 2019

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2019 and later that will affect...

CalChamber States Positions on Pending Ballot Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced its positions on a number of initiative proposals that have not yet qualified for the ballot. The...

Two Job Killer Bills Held in Appropriations; Eight Move to Senate or Assembly Floors...

Fifteen of the 21 job killer bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce this year remain alive after Friday’s deadline for fiscal committees...