Friday, May 20, 2022

Job Killer

CalChamber Opposition Stops 5 Job Killer Bills

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop five job killer bills from advancing in the state Legislature. The bills failed...

CalChamber Urging Fiscal Committees to Keep Job Killer Bills on Hold

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking legislative fiscal committees to stop a number of job killer bills from moving on in the legislative...

Amendments Neutralize Housing Job Killer Bill

Changes adopted last week have removed onerous provisions from an inclusionary housing requirement bill. With the amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce has no position...

Strong Opposition Stops Single-Payer Health Care Bill, 2 Other Job Killers

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills, including one that would have raised taxes by more than $160 billion annually to fund a...

Split Roll Bill Will Hurt Small Business

A recently amended job killer bill, SCA 5 (Hancock; D-Berkeley)/Mitchell; D-Los Angeles), now seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by unfairly targeting...

Job Killer Bills Imposing Targeted Taxes Pass Policy Committees

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that seek to impose unfair targeted taxes passed Assembly policy committees this week. Sweetened Beverages Tax AB 138...

Job Killer Bill Update: One Stalled, Others Moving

Legislation that will kill thousands of high-paying jobs narrowly failed to pass a Senate policy committee this week. Last week, the California Chamber of...

Opposition Stops 4 Job Killers; 6 Move to Second House

Six job killer bills moved from one legislative house to the other in time to meet last week’s June 2 deadline for bills to...

Bill Threatening Water Supply Reliability Passes First Assembly Policy Committee

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee this week. The California Chamber of...

Job Killer Update: Several Held in Fiscal Committee, But Others Pass

Action on several California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be delayed until next year with their failure to move out of the...

Hospital Contract Bill Amended to Remove Opposition

As a result of recent amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce has removed SB 538 (Monning; D-Carmel), dealing with hospital contracts, from the job...

Job Killer Bill Forcing Greater Reliance on Foreign Oil Advances to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will increase prices and the need to import foreign oil advanced from the Assembly to...

California Assembly Voted to Expand CEQA and Make Housing Crisis Worse

The last thing the California Legislature should be doing during an ongoing housing crisis is voting to pass laws that make constructing any new...

16 Job Killer Bills Stopped

Late the evening of September 11 as the 2015 legislative session came to a close, 16 of 19 identified job killer bills had been...

Committee Votes to Hike Transportation Costs, Discourage Investment in Cleaner Technology

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week approved a job killer bill based on misconceptions of the diesel freight industry. SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) will...

Job Killer Rehiring/Retention Mandate Moves in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will unnecessarily slow the ability of certain businesses to reopen following a state of emergency...

Paying for Single-Payer: Put Up or Move On

Since the best feature of the Healthy California Act is that all health care will be free, it seems churlish to suggest that someone...