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Air Board Proposal Makes More Businesses Subject to Its Jurisdiction

Do you get deliveries to your business? I expect you do. Under a new rule being considered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB),...

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-Backed Student Team Shows Levitating Model of High-Speed Transit Pod

A transit pod prototype designed and built by a team of student engineers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) demonstrated the potential...

Assembly Committee Rejects Highway Repair Streamlining Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill to expedite and reduce costs for transportation infrastructure projects was voted down by an Assembly policy committee this...

Expanding Opportunity

It’s a timeworn California cliché: an earthquake splits the state from the rest of the country—freeing us from the hidebound thinking of Old America. Well,...

Road Repair and Congestion Relief Solution Awaits Legislative Consensus

Since 1991, California’s population has increased 31%, resulting in a 36% increase in vehicle miles traveled on the state’s streets and roads. In addition, the...

Moving California Goods: Draft Freight Action Plan Raises Concerns

The California Chamber of Commerce is engaged in a multi-agency process geared toward changing California’s freight system. The results will affect any business that...

CalChamber-Backed Student Team Reaches Finals in Transit Pod Design Competition

A University of California, Santa Barbara student team, supported in part by the California Chamber of Commerce, is among the finalists in a competition...

Senate Policy Committee Moves Transportation Funding Bill to Next Stop

A Senate policy committee this week passed a proposal to raise an estimated $4.3 billion in new taxes and fees to help fund deferred...

Governor, Democrats Agree on Budget

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week announced that he and the Democratic leaders of the Assembly and Senate have reached agreement on a...

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition to ensure that port disruptions due to labor contract negotiations do not have a...

Some Job Creator Bills Survive First Deadline

A handful of California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills remain eligible to advance in the legislative process this year following key deadlines. Last Friday,...

Roadway Repair Projects Gain Support

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill to expedite and reduce costs for roadway repair and maintenance projects advanced in the legislative process this week...

Is Road Maintenance Fee in California Drivers’ Future?

Seeking a creative and long-term solution for financing highway and road construction and upkeep, a new commission has kicked off its investigation of a...

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On

The many businesses that depend directly on efficient goods movement through West Coast ports are anxiously awaiting the successful completion of negotiations for a...