Loren Kaye

Loren Kaye
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Loren Kaye was appointed president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education in January 2006. He has devoted his career to developing, analyzing and implementing public policy issues in California, with a special emphasis on improving the state's business and economic climate. He also was a gubernatorial appointee to the state's Little Hoover Commission, charged with evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and programs. Kaye served in senior policy positions for Governors Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian, including Cabinet Secretary to the Governor and Undersecretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency. See full bio.

Call for Interviewees: Research Project on CEQA Litigation and Public Engagement

A team of University of Southern California graduate students is analyzing the California Environmental Quality Act to better understand whether CEQA litigation amounts to...

CalChamber Underscores Broad Negative Impact of November Infrastructure Initiative

Less investment in much-needed infrastructure, increased costs and more litigation are just some of the negative ramifications of the “No Blank Checks Initiative” on...

You Can Help Reform How California Pays for Roads and Highways

California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much...

CalChamber Joins U.S. Effort to Expand Work Experience Opportunities for Youth

The California Chamber of Commerce and the Linked Learning Alliance are partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) to expand opportunities for...

Task Force Recommends Pilot Program to Test Components of Highway User Fee

Administration Seeking Volunteers to Participate in Pilot Project One of the few recent initiatives to improve California’s economic base was left undone when the Legislature...

SB 406: Job Killer Threatens Us With More Litigation and Costs for Small Business

(Cross posted in Fox and Hounds Daily) A workplace is most successful when an employer will want to do what it takes to keep a...

Air Board Asks Courts to Create New Tax

In a landmark case before the Third District Court of Appeal, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently argued for creation of an unprecedented...

​Is a Road Maintenance Fee in California Drivers’ Future?​​​​​

Seeking a creative and long-term solution for financing highway and road construction and upkeep, a new commission kicked off its investigation of a “Road...

Guest Commentary: Climate Change Policy Comes with Economic Risks​

(Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee) Gov. Jerry Brown spoke to the United Nations Climate Summit last month. He made a strong pitch for state...

Guest Commentary: The Supreme Court Eyes CEQA​

(Cross posted on Fox and Hounds Daily) The best prospect for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is no longer with the Legislature...

An Unhealthy Dependence on the Rich​​​​

A robust rainy day reserve, which socks away unanticipated taxes, is the best hedge against a return to the bad old days of budget...

Study: California Businesses Average 19% Higher Operating Costs

California businesses on average have 19% higher operating costs per job than businesses in the rest of the country, according to a study released...

California Roads, Highways Losing Their Financial Base​​​​​​

The primary tax source to maintain and improve our state’s transportation infrastructure has been eroding for many years. The excise tax paid on each...