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Poll: Housing Affordability Frustrates Voters

Californians are deeply anxious about the cost of living and working in the Golden State. The seventh CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice, 2021, found...

State Leaders Should Use Budget Surplus to Restore Tax Incentives, Repay UI Debt

Only 18 months ago, expecting a massive pandemic-induced collapse of economic activity, California finance officials predicted a staggering $54 billion state budget deficit. The...

The People’s Voice: Drought and Wildfires Dominate Climate Issues

Californians strongly agree about the importance of addressing climate change, but are not convinced that costly, disruptive policies are the right approach. The seventh...

State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill

The federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden this week will provide much-needed funding to help California improve its roads, bridges and ports. Much...

The People’s Voice: What Do Voters Want?

“There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” — Likely apocryphal quote attributed to French Revolutionary. Voters and their representatives often...

Federal Recommendations Keep Focus on Modernizing U.S. Ports, Waterways

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration released a plan to help federal agencies gear up to implement the federal infrastructure bill quickly. The White House said...

The People’s Voice: Voters Anxious About Public Safety

Earlier this month, Alert reported about California voters’ deep concerns over an increasing cost of living and the fear of falling further behind. Eighty-five percent...

CalChamber: Practical Steps to Ease Supply Chain Crisis

In a letter this week to Governor Gavin Newsom and members of the California Legislature, the California Chamber of Commerce offered a series of...

CalChamber Poll Shows Economic Security Top of Mind for Voters

Increasing cost of living and fear of falling further behind add up to California voters apprehensive about their future. The seventh annual CalChamber poll,...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2021

This report for the first year of the 2021–2022 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

CalChamber Best Business Votes 2021

Legislators are listed in descending order according to how often they voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position (first number) versus...

Governor’s Actions Aim to Tackle Port Congestion

Easing port congestion was the focus of an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week and a federal partnership announced this week. The...

Governor Announces New Setback Rules for Oil Wells

Governor Gavin Newsom last week announced that the Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) in the Department of Conservation released a proposed regulation curbing new...

How to Handle Paystub Listing for COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

I read that the California COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expired on September 30, but I haven’t seen anything about the requirement to list...

CalChamber, Allies File Fair Pay Reform Initiative

Organizations, including the California Chamber of Commerce, representing a broad portion of the California business community last week filed the “Californians for Fair Pay...

Recap of Governor’s Actions on Priority Bills

Another legislative year came to a close this week as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk. Of the...

Commissioner Offers Insights into Factors Affecting Congestion at U.S. Ports

The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S....