Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Opposition Stops More Holdover Job Killer Bills

Several job killer bills that remained eligible for consideration this year failed to advance in the Assembly this month. Falling short of votes needed to...

Governor Calls for Fiscal Prudence with Budget Plan

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week proposed the final budget of his gubernatorial career, proposing to spend a record $190 billion without raising...

Amendments Remove Threat from Holdover Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has removed the job killer designation on several bills due to amendments since the start of the new year...

2017 Major Victories

Moving Forward on an Agenda for All Californians The California Chamber of Commerce is the voice of California businesses of all sizes, expert at promoting...

Beverage Container Mandate Moves to Assembly Floor

Legislation proposing a burdensome mandate on beverage containers passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week and will be considered next by the entire...

State-Run Retirement Draft Regulations Exclude Critical Instructions for Employers

Draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings program, Secure Choice, leave out critical instructions to help employers understand their obligations, the California Chamber...

Proposed EDD Rules Create New Grounds for Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups are opposing proposed regulations mandating employers respond with job titles and wage information to what...

State-Run Retirement Program: CalChamber Urges Businesses to Participate in Workshops on Draft Regulations for...

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to participate in the upcoming workshops to discuss draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings...

GOP Senators Offer Variations on House Tax Code Rewrite

Republicans in the U.S. Senate last week released a plan for overhauling the federal tax code that differs on a number of key provisions...

Translating Attitudes: CalChamber Poll Finds Voters Open to a Middle Lane

The Third Annual California Chamber of Commerce Poll (see November 3 Alert) found California voters generally anxious about the future. Voters are very concerned...

CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed by Governor Edmund...

GOP Lawmakers Release U.S. Tax Code Revamp

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives this week released their plan for rewriting the federal tax code. Depending on one’s business or personal situation,...

CalChamber Poll Finds Voters’ Concerns at Odds with Political Leaders

Californians are anxious. The economy is growing, the state budget is balanced and the rains have resumed. Yet California voters are apprehensive about the future....

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2017

This report for the first year of the 2017–2018 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

CalChamber Best Business Votes 2017

Legislators are listed in descending order according to how often they voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position (first number) versus...

Busy Year for Employers Produces Wins for Future

The 2017 legislative year was a busy one for the California Chamber of Commerce and other employer advocates. Nevertheless, CalChamber policy advocates, together with members,...

Governor Rejects Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have allowed organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially...