Saturday, November 17, 2018

‘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;...

Assembly Policy Committee Passes ‘Job Killer’ Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employers

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week passed a "job killer" bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu;...

CalChamber Releases 2015 Job Creator List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to the 11 bills that will improve 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...

CalChamber Releases 2015 Preliminary Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released a preliminary list of “job killer” bills to call attention to the negative impact that 16...

Chief Justice: Innovations Still Leave Funding Shortfall

California courts are using innovation and efficiencies to provide access to justice in response to recession-based cutbacks, but more funding is needed, California Chief...

Scheduling Mandate Bill a ‘Job Killer’ for Employers

Legislation imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on employers has been identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a “job killer.” AB 357 (Chiu; D-San...

Double-Pay Holiday Bill Set for Committee Hearing

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill requiring double pay for work on certain days is scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Labor and...

CalChamber Aims to Reduce Unneeded Prop. 65 Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of small businesses, trade associations and local chambers are supporting a bill that promotes using...

CalChamber, Coalition Aim to Fix Aging Water System

The California Chamber of Commerce and a new coalition are working to promote the Governor’s proposed fix to the state’s aging water distribution system. The...

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...

Water Security Coalition Promotes Fixing Aging Distribution System

The California Chamber of Commerce is one of the initial partners in a new coalition that is working to promote the Governor’s proposed fix...

Light Snowpack Spotlights Need for Water Storage

The latest winter survey finding a “scant snowpack” and subsequent prediction that California’s drought will continue for the fourth consecutive year underline the state’s...

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...

Governor’s Budget Plan Saves, Pays Down Debt

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has outlined a “carefully balanced” budget plan for 2015–16, demonstrating his commitment to keep the state on a steady...

Governor Proposes ‘Carefully Balanced’ Budget

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released what he described as a “carefully balanced” budget plan for 2015–16 that allocates portions of increased state...

Governor Outlines Agenda for Final Term in Office

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday was sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term and combined his inaugural address with his annual State...