CalChamber

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The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.

CA Legislature Passes Gov. Brown’s $52B Plan to Fix Roads, Hike Gas Taxes

The California Legislature has approved Gov. Jerry Brown's $52 billion plan to fix the state's roads through an increase in gas taxes and other...

Road Repair Bill Moves Forward In California Legislature

The transportation funding deal reached last week by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders has passed its first test in the California Legislature, despite...

Uncertain Political-Economic Environment Spawns California ‘Rogue One’ Reactions

California has good reason to be concerned about the moves afoot in Washington, according to the latest quarterly report from the California Chamber of...

Survey Results Underscore Importance of Immigration to California Economy

California Chamber of Commerce members have a strong sense of the importance of immigration–whether legal or undocumented—to the California economy, according to the recently...

Governor Brown Announces Infrastructure Plan

On Friday Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix...

33 Member Companies Recognized on Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers List

Thirty-three California Chamber of Commerce member companies have been recognized as some of the healthiest employers to work for in the San Francisco Bay...

11 CalChamber Member Companies Land on Best Places to Work List

Eleven California Chamber of Commerce member companies in the Sacramento region were recognized as some of the best places to work for in 2016. The...

CalChamber Names Environmental Law Policy Advocate

The California Chamber of Commerce has hired Louinda V. Lacey, an experienced attorney in environmental law, to serve as a policy advocate for environmental...

State of the State Address: Governor Urges Listeners ‘Act as Californians First’

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. called on Republicans and Democrats to “find more things to do together” in his State of the State Address...

Finance Director Provides CalChamber Members with Details of Governor’s Proposed 2017–18 Budget

California’s budget remains precariously balanced, California Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen explained yesterday during a luncheon at the California Chamber of Commerce. Highlights...

Governor Proposes Prudent Budget for 2017–18

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr, yesterday proposed a prudent and balanced state budget for 2017–18 that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and bolsters...

California Ranked No. 2 ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation

California has once again been identified as one of the nation’s top “Judicial Hellholes,” according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil...

Convention to Explore Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Employers interested in learning more about work-based learning opportunities should attend the 2017 Linked Learning Convention, which will take place January 23–25, 2017 in...

U.S. Outlook About to Get Bumpy; State Initiatives Have Tax Implications

California has stayed on course with a solid economic performance through the first three quarters of 2016 despite slower growth nationally, according to the...

CalChamber Elects 2017 Board Officers

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday announced the election of its new board officers, including Susan Corrales-Diaz as 2017 chair of the CalChamber Board...

18 CalChamber Member Companies Recognized as Best Places to Work in 2017

Eighteen California Chamber of Commerce member companies were chosen in a recent Glassdoor survey as some of the best places to work. The Glassdoor survey...

California Cities Among Most Expensive in West to Do Business

California cities continue to rank among the most expensive in the country to do business, and it is unlikely that California will relinquish its...

Reminder: Employers Required to E-File Paperwork with Employment Development Department

With the compliance date rapidly approaching, the California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers that beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more...

Employers: Correctly Classify Employees and Independent Contractors

Mislabeling a worker as an independent contractor can expose employers to significant legal liability. Class action lawsuits in this area continue to rise, and independent...

Six CalChamber Members Creating Jobs with Help from Tax Credit

Six California Chamber of Commerce member companies have been selected by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) as recipients for the California...