Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Former Finance Director Reviews Budget Cycles for CalChamber Board

Michael C. Genest, director of the California Department of Finance during the Schwarzenegger administration and founder of Capitol Matrix Consulting, walks the CalChamber Board...

Agency Official Explains How State Measures ‘Pollution Burden’

Arsenio Mataka, assistant secretary for environmental justice and tribal affairs in the California Environmental Protection Agency, explains to the CalChamber Environmental Policy Committee on...

May Budget Revision: Amid Declining Revenue Growth, Governor Holds Spending Line, Makes Saving a...

On May 13, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released his May Revision to the California state budget. In addition to the budget numbers, graphs...

May Budget Revision: Amid Declining Revenue Growth, Governor Holds Line on Spending, Makes Saving...

On Friday, Governor  Edmund G. Brown Jr. released his May Revision to the California state budget. In addition to the budget numbers, graphs and...

Governor Signs Job Creator Promoting Disability Access

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week. SB...

Job Creator Bill Offers Innovative Housing Solution

The newest addition to the California Chamber of Commerce job creator list provides an innovative solution to California’s housing crisis. Bringing the job creator list...

Moving California Goods: Draft Freight Action Plan Raises Concerns

The California Chamber of Commerce is engaged in a multi-agency process geared toward changing California’s freight system. The results will affect any business that...

Latest Draft Prop. 65 Rules Take Steps Backwards

The latest proposed revisions to the state’s Proposition 65 warning regulations are problematic and unworkable, the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition...

Job Killer No. 20 Stalls on Assembly Floor

A day after being added to the California Chamber of Commerce job killer list, a bill dealing with release clauses fell short of votes...

Senate Committee Acknowledges Problems with Environmental Law

A hearing on a California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill provided a forum for senators to acknowledge problems with the state environmental law...

Job Creator Bill Passes Senate to Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce job creator bill that encourages creation of small businesses by expanding their access to loans has passed the Senate...

Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employers

New proposed state regulations by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) seek to limit consideration of criminal history in hiring and employment...

Anti-Arbitration Bill Moves in Assembly

A job killer bill that seeks to ban arbitration clauses for alleged civil rights violations, thereby forcing consumers into an already-overburdened judicial system passed...

Independent Contractor Price Setting Bill Stopped

The author of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would increase prices for consumers and businesses who utilize the services of...

Job Creator Bills Move with Unanimous Support

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills won unanimous approval from their respective policy committees this week. AB 2664 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks), which will...

Job Killer Bills Clear Policy Committees

Senate and Assembly policy committees have sent several California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills to the next step of the legislative process. If passed,...

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...