Sunday, October 20, 2019

CalChamber-Backed Housing Relief Bills Advance

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills aimed at helping ease the state’s housing crisis won approval this week from the Senate Housing Committee. Sent on...

Drought-Proof Water Supply Bill Pending in Assembly Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that sets a state goal to promote desalination is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Water, Parks and...

Effort to Make Property Tax Increases Easier to Pass Falls Short in Assembly

A proposed constitutional amendment to make it easier for local governments to increase property taxes failed to secure enough votes to pass the Assembly...

Costly Labeling Mandate for Microfiber Products Fails to Move

Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and industry groups has stopped an attempt to impose new and costly labeling requirements on polyester microfiber...

Climate Change: CalChamber Stops, Delays or Amends All But 1 Bill Before It Passes

As the Senate and Assembly cleared their desks for this legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce weighed in on 18 climate change bills;...

2016 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website. This easy-to-reference publication compiles background information on...

CalChamber Secures Amendments to Remove Job Killer Tag

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer has been amended to remove the job killer tag. Before AB 1761 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) was amended on May...

CalChamber Stops/Delays/Amends All But 2 Misguided Bills; Backs 1 Signed into Law

Increasing access to health care and prescription drugs was the main priority for state policymakers in 2015. While a number of measures that would...

Government-Run Health Care Passes First Committee

The Senate Health Committee this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...

Newly ID’d Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate policy committee this week passed an environmental standard bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer because of...

Governor’s May Budget Revise Continues to Hold Line on Spending

Last week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised budget plan for 2017–18 that continues to restrain new spending. The Governor warned that...

Employer Liability Concerns Unanswered as Retirement Savings Bill Advances

Legislation mandating a state-run retirement savings program for private sector employees continues to move in the Senate despite strong concerns expressed by the California...

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...

Making State Privacy Law Work: Aim of CalChamber-Led Coalition

Ever since the adoption of California’s far-reaching privacy law last June, a coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce has been working diligently...

Anti-Arbitration Bill Advances in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would create a worse litigation environment and result in lack of job creation if signed into...

CalChamber Issues Renewed Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg recently issued a statement renewing the call for comprehensive immigration reform in light of the...

Assembly Committee OKs More Inspections for Haz Waste Facilities

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will lead to increased costs for hazardous waste operators passed an Assembly policy committee on March 20. AB...