Sunday, September 22, 2019

Proposal Marks Huge Shift in Unemployment Insurance

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will profoundly change unemployment insurance (UI) in California and create long-term costs for the state...

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...

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;...

Podcast Recaps Top Issues for Final Weeks of Session

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

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...

Fiscal Committees Clear Files; One Job Killer Bill Held

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees cleared their files this week, holding one job killer, and moving four to the Assembly Floor. In addition,...

Housing Crisis at Top of Legislative Agenda

California’s housing crisis is a big focus of attention at the State Capitol as studies highlight two elements of the crisis that are inextricably...

CalChamber Publishes Annual Vote Record

This edition of Alert includes the annual tally of California legislators’ floor votes on selected California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. The vote record, the...

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...

Independent Contractor Test: Legislature Should Act

During an interview with KPCC radio this week, Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president of policy for the California Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the urgent...

4 Job Killer Bills Active at Legislature’s Summer Break

Three Senate job killer bills and one Assembly job killer bill remained active when the Legislature began its summer break on July 21. In addition,...

CalChamber Releases 2017 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual list of job killer bills to call attention to the negative impact that 23...

Victory for Trade Promotion with CalChamber Support

In a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce and other longtime supporters of free trade, federal legislation renewing the authority of the President...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Advances in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for...

Coalition Builds Support for Independent Workers

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of businesses and organizations in support of workers’ ability to work independently. Through its website at...

California Must Address Our Uneven Recovery

Governor Jerry Brown has proposed a state budget brimming with new revenues, but carefully socking part of the surplus away for a future economic...

Governor, CalChamber Chair Stress Infrastructure Needs

The need for California to invest in infrastructure to continue advancing was a recurring theme in remarks by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and...