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May Budget Revise Focuses on Use of Record Surplus

The strong economic performance by key California industry sectors and entrepreneurs was reflected last week in the upward revision of the state’s general revenues...

CalChamber Backs Effort to Keep Child Care Available to Workers

This week the California Chamber of Commerce joined a bipartisan group of legislators, labor and child advocacy organizations to voice strong support for legislation...
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Economic Impact Study Estimates Job Losses

Economic growth and job creation are essential to California’s success. Every year, the California Chamber of Commerce identifies the legislation that will hinder job...

4 Job Killer Bills Stopped, 1 Tax Bill Stalled

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping four CalChamber-job killer bills from advancing in the...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Provides Tax Credit for Clean Energy Costs

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a bill that proposes tax credits for certain clean energy products. Previously a CalChamber job killer bill, SB...
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Californians Deserve Better Data Privacy Laws, Not More

“As California goes, so too does the rest of the nation.” It is true that this state has long sought to lead the way and...

CalChamber Tags Job Killer; Author Cancels Bill Hearing

Six days after the California Chamber of Commerce identified the job killer provisions of a workplace technology bill, the author pulled the proposal from...

Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...

Job Killer Bill Excuses Workplace Absenteeism, Endangers Worksites

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response is making its way through the California...

CalChamber Identifies 4 More Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added four bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills on the list...

Fair Pay Initiative Moves Closer to Qualifying for November Ballot

The effort to stop frivolous lawsuits against employers by replacing the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) continues to advance. The campaign supporting the California...

We’ve Reached Peak Budget

The Legislative Analyst has cried “last call” for the state budget bash. Even as the State Legislature enjoys the prospect of spending record budget surpluses,...

CalChamber Releases 2022 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released the first wave of bills to be included on its 2022 job killer list. The preliminary...

New Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Policy Committee

A newly identified California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that is opposed by more than 60 organizations passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment...

Appeals Court Sides with CalChamber in Prop. 65 Ruling on Acrylamide in Food

Last week, California businesses won another victory in the continuing debate over whether the Proposition 65 warning requirement applies to acrylamide in food and...

CalChamber Opposes Tax on Plastic/Goods Packaging

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week voted to oppose the California Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative, which proposes a new...

Flexible Work Schedule Bill Gets Support from Chambers

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition including numerous local chambers of commerce are supporting legislation that allows for an employee-selected flexible work...