Thursday, February 29, 2024

Issues

Single-Payer Health Care Bill Introduced in Legislature

A bill that would enact a single-payer health care coverage system in California was introduced for the second consecutive year by Assemblymember Ash Kalra...

Author Reintroduces Legislation Providing Unemployment Benefits to Striking Workers

A bill that would provide unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for striking workers was introduced in the California Legislature this week by Senator Anthony Portantino. This...

CalChamber-Opposed Bills Stall; Dead for the Year

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills have stalled in the California Assembly and are dead for the year. The bills dealt with political contributions, non-compete...

Local Tax Measures Totaling $3.9+ Billion on March Ballots

Local tax and bond measures that cumulatively would increase taxes by more than $3.9 billion will appear on March ballots up and down the...

Local Chambers Rally for PAGA Reform

In a remarkable display of unified action, local chambers of commerce across California are taking a stand, meeting with state legislators to advocate for...

CalChamber, Allied Groups Sue California Over Climate Disclosure Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups are challenging California’s new climate reporting laws, SB 253 (Wiener; D-San Francisco) and...

US Bill Aims to Help Local Businesses Hurt by Transportation Projects

Pending federal legislation aims to help local businesses and nonprofit groups when their operations are disrupted by federally funded transit or highway transportation projects. The...

Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Focus Retail Theft Policy on Prevention, Enforcement, Supervision

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business, local government and public safety organizations sent a joint letter to the Governor and...

Women Leaders Back Prop.1

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera underscored support for Proposition 1 during an event assembled by women business, health care, and...

Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates Up in 2024

For California’s employers, the new year brings new unemployment insurance (UI) tax increases. Governor Gavin Newsom’s annual budget proposal, released January 10, foresees belt tightening...