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CalChamber Action on Legislation Keeps Balance Between Privacy, Innovation

Earlier this month, the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a timely panel discussion on data security policy at both the federal and state levels. The...

CalChamber, Coalition Support Move Toward Improving Operating Efficiencies at U.S. Ports

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of U.S. businesses and industries are urging ranking members of Congress to support information gathering...

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...

Governor Takes Action on Two Workers Compensation Bills; Signs One, Vetoes Other

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has taken action on two important workers’ compensation bills, signing one bill that reduces medical disputes and increase timeliness...
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Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill Encouraging Local Economic Development Investment

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill creating a tool that can help address the challenges faced by California’s most disadvantaged and poorest areas was...

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition of manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics...

Bill Undermining Workers’ Comp Reforms Goes to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that undermines cost-saving workers’ compensation reforms will be considered next by the full Senate. SB 563 (Pan;...

Senate Committee Moves Bill Encouraging International Trade/Tourism​

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that encourages international trade and tourism by creating an enhanced driver license unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and Housing...

Assembly Committee Passes Government Data Breach Requirements

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that requires government entities to provide protection when personal information is part of a data breach unanimously passed...

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...

Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in...

New Law Provides Incentive to Bring Aerospace Jobs to California

An economic incentive program to attract new aerospace jobs to California is now in place with the signing of two California Chamber of Commerce-supported...

Bill Keeping State Competitive in Aerospace Flies Through Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that ensures California remains a competitive environment for an emerging multibillion-dollar industry passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with...