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CalChamber Takes Support Positions on Two Proposed Water Bond Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to support two proposed initiatives dealing with water. THE STATE WATER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE, WATER STORAGE...

CalChamber-Supported WaterFix Gains Critical State Approval

The California Chamber of Commerce-supported California WaterFix project has achieved the next crucial milestone on the road to securing the state’s future water supplies. The...

CalChamber-Supported California WaterFix Moves Forward

Biological Opinions Are Vital Step in Permitting Process With this week’s release of biological opinions (BiOps) from federal agencies responsible for protecting species listed under...

CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Two Job Killers in Policy Committees

Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and the business community helped to stop two job killer bills in their policy committees this week. ...
CAJobKillers

Job Killer Update: New Bill Mandates California-Only Beverage Labeling

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new job killer bill that mandates state-only labeling requirements for sugar-sweetened drinks. SB 300 (Monning; D-Carmel) establishes...

President Signs Landmark Water Legislation

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed landmark federal water legislation supported by the California Chamber of Commerce. The CalChamber had urged the President to...

CalChamber Urges President to Sign Landmark Water Legislation

On Friday, the U.S. Senate voted 78-21 to pass CalChamber-supported federal water legislation, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) that will...
Job Creators

Governor Signs Two Job Creator Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills yesterday. SB 936(Hertzberg; D-Van Nuys) encourages creation of small business by...

CalChamber Backs Efforts to Diversify California Water Supply Sources

Two approaches to boosting the water available to California recently earned the support of the California Chamber of Commerce. In keeping with CalChamber policy of...
Job Creators

Two Job Creator Bills Head to Governor’s Desk

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills are on their way to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s desk. AB 2664 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks)...

List of Shame Bill for Commercial Water Users Held on Senate Floor

The Senate has refused to pass a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would have inappropriately made industrial, institutional, and commercial water use public information. AB 1520...

Job Killer Bill on Assembly Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that erodes housing affordability is on the Assembly Floor. SB 1150 (Leno; D-San Francisco) has been identified...

Job Killer Update: Bill Eroding Housing Affordability Stopped

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would have eroded housing affordability is likely dead for the year following the recent legislative deadline for policy...

Three Housing and Land Use Bills Await Action by Legislators

California legislators can either hurt or help housing availability and affordability depending on how they vote on the following three bills. Affordable Housing Barriers The California...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Limits Coastal Commission’s Access to Important Information

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that bans business from communicating with members of the Coastal Commission on issues before the Commission passed the...

Governor Continues Water Savings Directive

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures,...

Housing Job Killer Bill to Be Heard in Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will erode housing availability will be heard in a Senate committee today. SB 1150 (Leno; D-San...

Job Creator Bill Encourages Small Business Loan Access

The Senate Appropriations Committee will soon consider a California Chamber of Commerce job creator bill that encourages creation of small businesses by expanding their...

Assembly Policy Committee to Hear Bill Promoting Desalination

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that sets a state goal to promote desalination will be heard in the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife...

CalChamber Backs Renewed Effort on Federal Water Bill

Plan Improves Ability to Capture/Store Water U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced an updated proposal to provide long-term and short-term solutions to the state’s historic...