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CalChamber-Backed Bills to Address Teacher Shortage Move

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help California public schools recruit and retain quality teachers passed out of their respective policy committees...

Legislature Passes Well-Crafted Health Plan Funding Proposal

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported special session health plan funding proposal passed the legislature yesterday and is headed to the Governor. SBX2 2 (E. Hernandez;...

Oral Arguments Today in Landmark Education Case

A three-judge panel at the Second District Court of Appeal today will hear arguments in the landmark teacher tenure case, Vergara v. California. The California...

CalChamber-Backed Bill Extends Program to Help Meet Workforce Needs

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that helps the state meet future workforce needs and ensures more Californians will have the training they need...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge of California Teacher Union Fee

Ruling Will Affect All Public Employee Unions The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments about the validity of a fee the California Teachers Association...

CalChamber Stops/Delays/Amends All But 2 Misguided Bills; Backs 1 Signed into Law

Increasing access to health care and prescription drugs was the main priority for state policymakers in 2015. While a number of measures that would...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Education Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that creates a comprehensive framework to allow more high school students to concurrently enroll in community college courses...

Bills on Governor’s Desk Could Increase Health Care Premiums

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills that could increase health care premiums are awaiting action on the Governor’s desk. AB 339 (Gordon; D-Menlo Park) could...

​CalChamber Urges Governor to Sign Education Bills

​Two California Chamber of commerce-supported education bills are awaiting a signature on the Governor's desk. AB 288 (Holden; D-Pasadena) provides high school students with...

Senate Considering CalChamber-Opposed Bill that Could Increase Health Care Premiums

With a little over a week left in the legislative session, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could increase health care premiums, deductibles,...

Senate Fiscal Committee to Consider Bill that May Increase Health Care Premiums

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that may will drive up the cost of health care premiums will be considered by the Senate Appropriations...

Teachers Summit to Provide Network Opportunities, Strategies, Resources

​A coalition of California education institutions is inviting all preschool through high school California teachers and administrators to attend a July 31 summit to...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Health Care Costs in Senate Policy Committee​

The Senate Health Committee today will hear a California Chamber of ​​Commerce-opposed job killer health care rate regulation bill. SB 546 (Leno; D-San Francisco) threatens...

CalChamber Backs Bill Supporting Career Technical Education

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that establishes a new career technical education (CTE) matching-grant program will be heard in the Senate Education Committee...

Unwarranted Emergency Regulation Will Drive Up Health Care Costs​​​

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce formally objected to a proposed emergency regulation that may jeopardize the quality and value of health insurance...
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CalChamber-Supported Community College Education Bill Signed by Governor​

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that establishes baccalaureate degree pilot programs at up to 20 community college districts to help meet regional workforce...