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Alert – January 8, 2021

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Cap-and-Trade Continues to Achieve Early Carbon Emissions Reductions While Generating Revenues for Climate and...

As expected, auction results from California’s market-based cap-and-trade program have stabilized, allowing the state to propose an expenditure plan consistent with past years’ levels....

Allies Join CalChamber Call for COVID Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers sent...

Close to 200 Groups Join CalChamber’s Call for COVID-19 Business Relief, Action to Prevent...

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers today...

State Expects to Receive Surplus Revenue, But Sees Deficits on the Horizon

Despite enjoying a record $34 billion budget surplus and prudent reserves from burgeoning but one-time tax revenues, California budget officials expect to see fiscal...

California Department of Public Health Seeks to Accelerate Vaccine Distribution

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued recommendations for accelerating the pace at which COVID-19 vaccines are distributed to Californians. Currently, the...

A New Year, A New Deal: The UK’s Future Relationship with California

Following are observations on future United Kingdom-California relations by Joe White, Tech Envoy to the United States and British Consul General San Francisco; and...

Governor’s Budget Proposes Economic Relief, No New Taxes

Nobody would have been surprised if Governor Gavin Newsom had presented his new state budget wearing a neck brace. The whiplash from budget boom...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Proposed Grants for Small Businesses

Today, as part of his budget announcement, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed adding much-needed financial relief for California employers in the form of tax credits/tax...

California’s Challenge: Transforming Crisis to Opportunity

For much of our history, California was the land of opportunity because we were opportunistic. Whether by luck, agility or careful planning, we leveraged...

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

Governor’s Recovery Plan is Clear: Stop Increasing Taxes!

As discussed in my earlier blog this week, in September, Governor Newsom publicly expressed his opposition to new state tax increases. Yesterday, he unveiled...

Governor’s Recovery Plan to Add $575 Million to Small Business Grant Program

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom released a preview of his budget plan to help California businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Equitable Recovery for...

Lucas Public Affairs CEO to Chair CalChamber in 2021

Donna L. Lucas, chief executive officer and president of Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), has been elected the 2021 chair of the California Chamber of...

African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Effect Now; Fully Operational in 2030

After five years of negotiations on cutting cross-border tariffs, trade and investment opportunities in Africa are in the spotlight as the African nations prepare...

Now is Not the Time for Tax Increases

When Governor Newsom endorsed Prop 15 in September – which voters soundly rejected in November – he specifically said “In a global, mobile economy,...

State Finance Director to Review Governor’s 2021 California Budget in Free Webinar

Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler will be outlining Governor Gavin Newsom's 2021 budget priorities in an online webinar presented by the California Chamber of...

Will California Housing and Wildfire Solutions Complement or Conflict?

California has two competing and inextricably linked crises to address: a severe housing shortage and recurrent catastrophic wildfires. How the state attempts to address...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Appointments of Alex Padilla, Dr. Shirley Weber

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg issued the following statements following Governor Gavin Newsom's announcements naming Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate seat...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Appointment of Alex Padilla as U.S. Senator

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today issued the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement naming Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate...