Friday, July 1, 2022

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...

Initiative to Stop Shakedown Lawsuits Gaining Momentum

Momentum is gaining to qualify the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act of 2022 for the November ballot. The initiative’s campaign reported reaching...
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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...

Coalition Urges Legislature to Adopt $3B UI Debt Payment Budget Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition of employer organizations are strongly supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal to help reduce the...

CalChamber Expresses Concern on Federal Antitrust Legislation, Regulation

The California Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter of concern to the California Congressional Delegation on the economic consequences of recent federal proposals...

Website Provides Updates on Fair Pay/Employer Accountability Initiative

A new website that provides updates and information on The California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act is now available at stoptheshakedown.com. The California Chamber...
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CalChamber, Coalition Fight Single-Payer Health Care

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a large and diverse coalition of California-based organizations in opposing two bills that establish and raise taxes...
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Newest Job Killer Bill Will Worsen Housing Crisis

Legislation that expands a broken California environmental law and hurts the ability to build more housing was tagged by the California Chamber of Commerce...

Finance Director Says Budget Windfall Gives State Opportunity to Invest in Future

California’s revenues and economic conditions have continued to improve, enabling the state to address some of its greatest threats, such as climate change, the...
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Job Killer Carryover Bills Die

Two job killer carryover bills expanding mandates on employers died in the Assembly fiscal committee this month. Failing to move out of the Assembly Appropriations...
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Update on COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

In Episode 141 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie give an update on the...

CalChamber, Coalition Gain Some Changes to Flawed Prop. 65 Warning Rulemaking

A year ago, on January 8, 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed changes to how businesses warn under Proposition 65. A...

Most Significant Security Breach in History Has Long-Term, Ongoing Ramifications

On November 24, 2021, Chinese technology giant Alibaba notified Apache Software Foundation of a flaw in its log4j software that has existed for years....

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...