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Governor Signs Bill on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will improve accessibility of Greenhouse Gas Fund-eligible projects. The bill, AB 1237 (Aguiar-Curry;...

Legislature Sends 3 Job Creator Bills to Governor

Three bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job creators passed the Legislature this year and await action by the Governor. The...

Importance of Tourism, Trade, Other Issues Take Center Stage at International Forum

California’s top issues, including tourism’s impact on the state, and federal initiatives to facilitate Indo-Pacific trade, took center stage at the California Chamber of...

Job Creator Fostering Technological Innovation Wins OK from Assembly Fiscal Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that encourages technological innovation passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week with bipartisan support. AB 1195 (O’Donnell;...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

CalChamber Releases List of 2019 Job Creator Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to nine bills that will stimulate the economy...

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...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

My primary policy areas at the California Chamber of Commerce are privacy and tax. Yet, when I heard there was going to be a...

Air Board’s Plan to Raise Fees Threatens Our Economy and Climate Goals

California produces just 1% of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this? It’s the same reason that...

A Chance for California to Lead Us Back from the Brink on Frivolous Climate...

A little over a year ago, the city and county of Santa Cruz filed suit against several energy companies seeking money for property damage allegedly linked to climate change.

Why a Regional Power Grid Brings Energy Security to Businesses/Consumers

Reliable energy infrastructure is a hallmark of a modern world, and affordable power is vital for economic development and social cohesion. Ensuring that electricity...

Senate Committee OKs First Step Toward Reliable Regional Energy Grid

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will promote energy efficiency and grid reliability won approval from a Senate policy committee this week. AB 813...

Governor: State Will Persist in Leading Way for Nation

The need for perseverance was a recurring theme this week when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his 16th and final report on the...

Governor Signs Cap-and-Trade Extension

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week signed legislation extending the cap-and-trade program and providing the least costly path to achieving the state’s ambitious...

CalChamber Backs Cap-and-Trade Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced its support of legislation that will help maintain a healthy economy and provide the least costly...

CalChamber Appeals Court Decision Upholding Cap-and-Trade Revenues

The California Chamber of Commerce this week petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the split decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal...

CalChamber Outlines Best Way to Meet California Emissions Reduction Goal

An economy-wide cap-and-trade system will be the least costly and least disruptive approach to meeting the state’s ambitious emissions reduction goal, the California Chamber...