CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s May Revision

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Budget Revision released today:

“We appreciate the Governor calling attention to the cost pressures facing all Californians, including small business employers. Like all Californians, employers are very concerned about inflation as well as the spiraling costs of housing, energy, water and food. CalChamber urges elected leaders to offset additional costs on employers, including paying down the Unemployment Insurance Fund debt. CalChamber looks forward to working with the administration and lawmakers to address the underlying causes of rising prices and provide relief to employers and their employees.”

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California.  Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state.  Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law.  CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs.  Please visit our website at