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Signed Bills Help Business on Tax, Accessibility Issues

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that improve fairness in the tax law administration process, and a...

Targeted Tax Becomes No. 19 on Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added a targeted tax to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills on the...

State of the State Address Governor Keeps Focus on Budget Discipline

Paying for existing state commitments and continuing to add to state budget reserves were the twin highlights of the Governor’s State of the State...

Taxation: CalChamber Stops/Amends Plans Targeting Industries, Backs Helpful Bills

The 2015 legislative year saw the introduction of a number of evergreen tax bills that dealt with policies discussed yearly in the Capitol, including...

Split Roll Bill Will Hurt Small Business

A recently amended job killer bill, SCA 5 (Hancock; D-Berkeley)/Mitchell; D-Los Angeles), now seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by unfairly targeting...

Capitol Report: ‘Job Killer’ Undermines Prop. 13 Protections, Would Raise Costs for Small Businesses

A recently amended “job killer,” SCA 5 (Hancock; D-Berkeley)/Mitchell; D-Los Angeles), now seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by unfairly targeting commercial...

Controller Betty Yee Calls State Tax System ‘Unsustainable’

California has an “unsustainable” tax system, State Controller Betty T. Yee told the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week. “We are relying...

Sales Tax Refunds for Qualified Veteran Vendors

The state Board of Equalization (BOE) has announced that refunds may be available if a “qualified itinerant veteran vendor” paid sales tax, interest and...

Air Board Asks Courts to Create New Tax

In a landmark case before the Third District Court of Appeal, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently argued for creation of an unprecedented...

New Tax Targeting Sweetened Beverages Threatens Jobs

A proposal targeting certain beverages for a new tax is the newest addition to the California Chamber of Commerce “job killer” list. AB 1357 (Bloom;...

Board Hears from Food/Ag Secretary, Senator

Members of the CalChamber Board of Directors hear presentations from Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Senator...