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Bill to Boost New Housing Supply Passes with CalChamber, Coalition Support

Legislation to increase the supply of new housing and improve the quality and affordability of housing in the state, all while maximizing local land...

CalChamber, Allies Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...

Everybody Talks About California’s Housing Crisis, But Nobody Will Solve It

There isn’t a politician, economist, social justice advocate or journalist who hasn’t viewed with alarm the unrelenting climb in housing prices and rents, the...

Governor Announces $12 Billion Plan to Combat Homelessness

At a May 11 press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $12 billion package to address the homelessness crisis. The package is part of...

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 Releases 2021 Job Killer List

This week, the California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the...

CalChamber Poll Shows Voters Want Sensible Policies, No New Taxes

Last month the California Chamber of Commerce reported that Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the...

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 Job Killer Housing Bill

Opposition from a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of groups has stopped a job killer bill that would have impeded housing construction and harmed...

Two CalChamber-Opposed Housing Bills Fail to Move Before Deadline

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills that would have worsened the state’s housing shortage have failed to move. Both bills missed the January 31 deadline...

Job Killer Carryover Bills Miss Deadline to Move

Ten California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills introduced last year have been stopped. The following bills failed to move before the January 31 deadline...

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...

California Economy Continues Growing; Some Declines Due to Ongoing Trade Wars

Fact Versus Fiction While still savoring the fact that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a record-breaking expansion, attention has suddenly shifted to...

Multiple Entities Could Gain Power to Increase Property Taxes with Just 55% Vote of...

Hundreds of local special districts could gain the ability to increase property taxes with just a 55% majority vote if a proposed constitutional amendment...

Effort to Make Property Tax Increases Easier to Pass Falls Short in Assembly

A proposed constitutional amendment to make it easier for local governments to increase property taxes failed to secure enough votes to pass the Assembly...

Job Creator Bills Move on for Consideration by Second House

Five bills the California Chamber of Commerce has identified as job creators have passed the legislative house...

Housing Crisis Challenge Gets Attention at Breakfast

The housing challenge facing California was one focus of remarks by Governor Gavin Newsom and California Chamber of Commerce Chair Grace Evans Cherashore at...