Monday, February 17, 2020

Barrier to New Housing Blocked by Opposition

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would have created another barrier to construction of new, affordable housing is likely dead for the...

Job Creator Bill Targets Loophole in State Law

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a “job creator” bill that will address a loophole in state law and help limit frivolous class...

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...

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent 2nd Lawsuit

An employee who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her...

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...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Ends Cycle of Harassment

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment...

CalChamber Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Bipartisan Trade Promotion Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce today commended the U.S. Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority. The measure renews the authority for the President and/or U.S....

Finance Director Presents Budget Proposal Highlights

We are in extraordinary times right now, but that is punctuated by a lot of uncertainty, California Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler commented this week to a luncheon audience of more than 100 business leaders at the California Chamber of Commerce

‘Job Killer’ Bills Limit In-State Energy Efforts

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that limit in-state energy development passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week. • AB 356 (Williams;...

State of the State Address Governor Keeps Focus on Budget Discipline

Paying for existing state commitments and continuing to add to state budget reserves were the twin highlights of the Governor’s State of the State...

CalChamber Presents November Ballot Guide

This edition of Alert includes a special report on the November ballot measures, including brief summaries of the reasons for the California Chamber of...

Expanding Opportunity

It’s a timeworn California cliché: an earthquake splits the state from the rest of the country—freeing us from the hidebound thinking of Old America. Well,...

Suspense File Recap: Many Harmful Bills Stopped, But Many Remain; Several Helpful Bills Move

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees on Friday to reach...

CalChamber Stops 19 Job Killer Bills

As the 2016 legislative session came to a close late Wednesday, August 31, 19 of 24 identified job killer bills had been effectively stopped...

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...

May Budget Revision: Amid Declining Revenue Growth, Governor Holds Line on Spending, Makes Saving...

On Friday, Governor  Edmund G. Brown Jr. released his May Revision to the California state budget. In addition to the budget numbers, graphs and...

Health Plan Funding Bill Passes, Signed into Law

Months of discussions culminated this week with the Legislature passing and the Governor signing a California Chamber of Commerce-supported special session health plan funding...