Commentary

California’s Private Economy Serves State Budget Bounty

Right on schedule, the California Legislature approved a $213 billion state budget – roughly twice the size of the budget adopted a decade ago...

Citizens Redistricting Process Begins Soon; Apply Online to Help Shape State’s Future

A little known and often forgotten truth is that not all political change in California comes via the ballot box. Once a decade, the demographers...
Capitol Insider

Will the Real Data Regulator Please Stand Up? PLEASE stand up?!

California just passed the most robust data protection law in the country last year.  Among other things, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides...
Allan Zaremberg

Air Board’s Plan to Raise Fees Threatens Our Economy and Climate Goals

California produces just 1 percent of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this? It’s the same reason...

Tourism Industry Jobs Form Big Piece of California’s Economic Foundation

Vacations to California’s natural wonders, cultural riches and exciting city attractions fuel stable employment and the world’s fifth largest economy. Regardless of where travelers go...
Allan Zaremberg

With a Strong Economy, California’s Next Governor Can Address These Issues

The top priorities for California’s next governor ought to reflect what is on the minds of Californians. Allan Zaremberg in The Sacramento Bee

Once Again, Most ‘Job Killer’ Bills Rejected

The just-ended biennial session of the California Legislature was arguably the most liberal in California. Dan Walters in CALmatters.org

#MeToo, But Maybe Not For You

Preventing sexual harassment and protecting victims has been a high priority for the Legislature – fallout from the #MeToo movement sweeping politics, the media...
Allan Zaremberg

Legislature Needs to Stop Chaos on Independent Contractors

California is home to nearly two million residents who choose to work for themselves. As pillars of the workforce, these independent contractors are part...
Allan Zaremberg

Why a Regional Power Grid Brings Energy Security

Cross posted in The San Diego Union-Tribune Reliable energy infrastructure is a hallmark of a modern world, and affordable power is vital for economic development...

State Economy Draws Strength from Trade

As the Trump administration and the 115th Congress now are into their second year, the California Chamber of Commerce continues to communicate its international...

Protect Harassment Victims, Employers From Defamation Suits

Cross posted in The Ventura County Star In 2016, 554 Californians filed sexual harassment complaints with the state civil rights agency, and many other employees...

Four Ways California Can Help Get More Grads Ready for College, Career

The California economy is humming. Unemployment is at historic lows, even in many parts of the state often left behind in good times. But even...

Urge President Trump Not to Finalize Stand-Alone Steel/Aluminum Tariff

(Post has been updated to reflect the Presidential Proclamation signed March 8) The California Chamber of Commerce has deep concerns over the impact that a...

Another Holiday Season, Another Delay at the Airport. Take Air Traffic Control Away from...

The aviation industry has always played a major role in California’s economy, which leads the nation in economic output associated with air travel. Allan...

Can’t Find Work? Maybe You Need New Skills

By Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Allan Zaremberg in the East Bay Times There is a troubling chasm in the world of work today and it...

Parental Leave Mandate Hurts Small Business

By Jennifer Barrera in The San Diego Union-Tribune One of the things keeping state legislators busy in Sacramento right now is a shortsighted attempt to impose...

Global Trade Yields Economic Advances

As the new administration and 115th Congress get to work, the California Chamber of Commerce is communicating its international trade priorities and support for...

Trade Expands Economy, Opportunities

California Top Exporter: 229 Foreign Markets, 11% of U.S. Total As trade is being widely discussed on the national political scene, making sure U.S. businesses—from...
Allan Zaremberg

Shutting Down New Paths To Opportunity

AB 1727 Hurts California Consumers, Workers and Employers Cross Posted in Fox and Hounds Daily California employers lead the way in so many important technologies and...