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ACA 14: It’s a Prohibition, Not Just a Restriction!

There is a misconception about ACA 14…that it’s just a restriction on contracting out for the UC system. It’s not. It’s much worse. ACA...
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Proposed Costly Government Rate Review to Increase Employer Health Care Premiums

Much of the Legislature is committed to identifying a path to achieving universal health coverage in California. With the most obvious barrier to that...

Bill Increasing Health Care Costs Advances in Senate; Business Leaders Express Concerns

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will further increase health care-related expenses for California businesses passed the Senate Health Committee last Wednesday. AB 731...
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Too Costly for the State Budget? Employers Have Budgets Too!

On May 17, 2019 the Senate and Assembly appropriations committee will weigh the fiscal impact of all bills in the suspense file and determine...
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California Sets Its Sights on Universal Health Care Through Medi-Cal Expansion to Undocumented Young...

Health care dominated the California Governor’s race last year and is once again a top issue in the 2020 Presidential race. The initial support...

Governor Vetoes Bills Increasing Health Care Costs

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed health care bills that would have increased health care premiums if signed...

CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed earlier this month by...

Legislature Sends Workforce Development Bill to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that would help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program has passed the Legislature and...

Assembly to Consider CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that increases California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program is awaiting a vote on the Assembly...

Dialysis Clinic Staffing Ratio Bill Stopped

Bill Could Have Increased Health Care Costs Without Improving Patient Health Outcomes and Access to Care.  A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could have...

Bill Could Increase Health Care Costs Without Improving Patient Care

The Assembly Appropriations Committee next week will consider a bill that could increase health care costs by setting dialysis clinic staffing ratios to the...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Increases California’s Skilled Workforce

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported workforce development bill will be considered by the Senate fiscal committee when legislators return from their summer break. AB 1111...

Senate Health Committee to Hear Single Payer Job Killer Today

The Senate Health Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...
Job Creators

Job Creator Bill Passes Assembly Education Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported education bill aiming to increase the pool of skilled workers unanimously passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee this week. AB...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Increases Access to Computer Science

A California Chamber of Commerce-backed bill that promotes a coordinated effort by schools to offer computer science as part of their curriculum will be...
Job Creators

Job Creator Bill Supporting Innovation, Entrepreneurship Signed By Governor

On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed a job creator bill that will direct funding for the University of California (UC) system to support...

CalChamber-Supported Education Accountability Legislation on Governor’s Desk

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help improve school accountability awaits action by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 2548 (Weber; D-San Diego)...