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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.

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2016

Latest Capitol News Report calls attention to challenges employers face in coming year The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment...

CalChamber Elects 2016 Board Officers

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced the election of its new board officers, including Michael W. Murphy as 2016 chair of the CalChamber...

Californians Keep Cumulative Water Savings Above 25% Mandate

Californians have reduced water use by 27.1% since emergency conservation rules took effect in June, according to state officials. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. mandated...

California Launches Campaign to Educate Individuals About State Earned Income Tax Credit

A coalition of California leaders—including community, faith, civic, labor and business leaders—yesterday launched CalEITC4me, a statewide campaign to ensure the first-ever California Earned Income...
CalChamber Advocacy

Dan Walters: Business Does Well in Capitol

By Dan Walters in The Sacramento Bee The Capitol’s longest running conflict, as often noted in this space, pits business and employer groups against labor...

California Community College Board Unanimously Approves CalChamber-Endorsed Recommendations to Close Workforce Gap

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges this week unanimously approved recommendations of a special task force on how to strengthen workforce...

8 CalChamber Members Creating Jobs with Help from California Competes Tax Credit

Eight 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...

CalChamber Issues Vote Record on Major Bills 2015

The California Chamber of Commerce has released a report of California legislators’ floor votes for the first year of the 2015-16 legislative session, focusing...

Growing Coalition of Labor, Business, Water, Environmental and Agriculture Leaders Oppose Deceptive “Cortopassi” Initiative

Responding to a post by The Sacramento Bee yesterday that the “Cortopassi” Initiative is poised to qualify for the November 2016 ballot, a growing...

News Release: Growing Coalition of Labor, Business, Water, Environmental and Agriculture Leaders Oppose Deceptive...

November 2, 2015 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks Sacramento, CA — Responding to a post by The Sacramento Bee today that the “Cortopassi” Initiative is poised to qualify...

Capitol Coffee Break: Inappropriate Halloween Costumes at the Office

Halloween is just days away and more than 157 million Americans plan on celebrating this year. Employees wearing inappropriate costumes at the office is the...

Final Status Report Reflects Impact of CalChamber Advocacy

The California Chamber of Commerce has published its final status report on the top priority bills for California’s business community, showing the ultimate fate...
Job Creators

Fiscal Concerns Lead to Vetoes for Final Job Creator Bills

The Governor’s continued attention to fiscal prudence led to vetoes of two job creator bills that contained tax credits and a third job creator...

CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday vetoed the two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills on his desk. In 2015, CalChamber identified 19...

New IRS Resource Helps Employers Understand Health Care Law

The new ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers (ALE) page on IRS.gov features information and resources for employers of all sizes on how...

CalChamber Reports on Status of Major Business Bills at Close of Session​​​​

Numerous business priorities remain to be considered by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. once they pass enrollment, the phase of the legislative process when...

Economic Advisory Council: Despite Drought, Challenges, California Continues Strong Economic Growth

Despite an ongoing drought and economic hurdles, California continues to enjoy strong overall economic growth, according to a recent report by the California Chamber...

California’s Lawsuit Climate Rank Ties All-Time Low

California’s lawsuit climate is among the worst in the country at number 47 out of 50, tying its all-time low ranking in 2012,...

CalChamber, Business Organizations Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Landmark Education Case

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined with other business organizations to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the landmark decision in Vergara v....
Job Creators

Four Job Creator Bills Go to Governor

Four California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills have been sent to the Governor for action as of the end of the legislative session...