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Hyperpartisan Housing: A Common Crisis with Very Different Solutions in Hopper

Despite bipartisan recognition of California’s unprecedented housing crisis, legislative solutions being introduced this session remain hyperpartisan. On the Democratic side, with some exceptions, legislation being...

Governor Lists Next Steps in Upcoming ‘Tough Calls’

“Hard decisions” are “coming due,” Governor Gavin Newsom said this week in his first State of the State Address. Water, energy, high-speed rail, housing, health...

Governor Unveils Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Boost Housing Production

“The number one driver of cost of living is housing—housing is the issue. Unless we get serious about it, the state will continue to...

Data Showing Balanced Growth Contrasts with Public Pessimism on State of Economy

  The 2018 midterm election is finally behind us, and proved to be just as dramatic as would befit today’s hyper-charged political environment. Moreover, the...

Voters, CalChamber Agree: No on Props. 6, 8 & 10

Voters ultimately agreed with the California Chamber of Commerce on three hotly contested ballot measures, rejecting Propositions 6, 8 and 10 on the November...

Water Supply Bond Failing; Housing, Children’s Hospital Bonds Pass

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported proposal to issue state general obligation bonds to fund water supply and infrastructure projects was behind in the vote...

Strong California Economy Will Allow Next Governor to Address These Issues

The top priorities for California’s next governor ought to reflect what is on the minds of Californians. With our diverse population, geography and business community,...

Governor Signs CEQA Reform, Land Use Bills

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help expedite home building, one dealing with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform and another with...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA Reform Bill

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that improves environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The...

U.S. Economic Expansion Continues, But Growth Surge May Be Temporary

The United States is currently in the midst of the second longest expansion in the nation’s history at 111 months and counting. In July...

CalChamber-Backed Bills to Help Ease Housing Crisis Pass

Both houses of the Legislature last week approved California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help ease the state’s housing crisis. Moving from the Assembly...

CalChamber States Positions on Pending Ballot Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced its positions on a number of initiative proposals that have not yet qualified for the ballot. The...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bills to Ease Housing Crisis

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills to encourage local governments to approve new housing projects. The CalChamber-supported bills...

CalChamber-Backed Bills to Ease Housing Crisis Go to Governor

Several bills supported by the California Chamber of Commerce to encourage local governments to approve new housing projects passed the Legislature on the last...

Suspense File Recap: Many Harmful Bills Stopped, But Many Remain; Several Helpful Bills Move

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees on Friday to reach...

Housing Crisis at Top of Legislative Agenda

California’s housing crisis is a big focus of attention at the State Capitol as studies highlight two elements of the crisis that are inextricably...