Commentary

Allan Zaremberg

California Must Address Our Uneven Recovery

Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a state budget brimming with new revenues, but carefully socking part of the surplus...

Brown Should Veto Bill That Would Blow Up Process That Works

​Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee Assembly Bill 465 attempts to provide a blanket prohibition of all mandatory employment arbitration agreements made as a condition...

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...

Deceptive Initiative Would Disrupt Vital Infrastructure Projects

Cross Posted in Fox and Hounds Daily At a time when California is running far behind making even the basic investments in maintaining our vital...

Trade Essential for Economic Growth, Jobs

California Exports: 229 Foreign Markets, More than 10% of U.S. Total Making sure U.S. businesses—from light manufacturers to service providers—benefit from higher growth, employment and...

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...

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...

Fully Funded Court System Essential to State’s Economic Success

Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee As the Legislature begins the last few weeks of deliberations on the state’s 2014-15 budget priorities, what should the...

Commentary: Exports Key to Economic Growth, Jobs​

Perennial Leader California Accounts for More than 10% of U.S. Exports U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has kicked off World Trade Month 2014 by reiterating...

New Law Supports Job Creation in California’s Space Industry

​Cross posted with the Los Angeles News Group Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 777, by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, a bill that will help...

Civics and Business: Business Relies on Population Educated in Democracy

​Cross posted in the San Jose Mercury News Why should business leaders and innovators care about civics education? After all, consumers don't need to be...