Infrastructure

Census Deadline Approaches

The unremitting pandemic and economic crises of 2020 have overshadowed what would normally have been a dominant event of community action: the decennial census....
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With Power Grid Stretched Thin, CalChamber Urges Conservation

CalChamber is urging its members and all Californians to conserve energy—both commercially and personally—to help avoid power shutdowns during this time of unprecedented high...

What You Need to Know – CCPA Regulations

On August 14, 2020, the Attorney General’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and immediately...

Conversations in Cybersecurity: Foreign Surveillance in America

You’ve seen it in the news. You’ve heard it from your politicians. You’ve listened to your family talk about it at the dinner table....

Governor Declares Heat Wave Emergency; Waives Permit Conditions that Limit Energy Generation

For the first time in twenty years, California experienced rolling blackouts at over 400,000 homes and businesses as energy demand outpaced our ability to...

Job Killer Bill Lays COVID-19 Economic Fallout on Rental Property Owners

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that shifts the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout for tenants onto rental property owners will be considered...
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California’s Next Housing Crisis Looms

The ripple effect from the pandemic-caused recession continues to reverberate in California. Millions of unemployed workers face rent and mortgage payments, while the memory...

State Urges Californians to Save Energy to Avert Power Outages

With triple-digit temperatures forecast for the coming week, state officials are calling on all Californians to reduce their energy use to prevent power outages. Key...

Bill That Will Kill Thousands of High-Wage Jobs to Be Heard in Senate Committee...

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that threatens thousands of high-wage jobs throughout California and could increase the state's reliance on foreign...

Author Attempts to Revive Failed Job Killer Housing Bill

With only about four weeks left in the legislative session and virtually no opportunity for meaningful stakeholder engagement, a reboot of a job killer...

California Interstate System Ranks Among Highest in Nation for Rate of Congestion, Road/ Bridge...

The rate of congestion, road and bridge deterioration in the California Interstate system is among the highest in the country, according to a report...

2020 Budget Depends on Borrowing, New Taxes and Congress

The new state budget went into effect on time last week, after Governor Newsom signed 20 bills enacting hundreds of pages of new legislation...
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CPRA: If You Buy an Elephant, You’ll Also Have to Feed It

Imagine if COVID-19 never happened and I asked you whether California could afford a new multimillion dollar enforcement agency, would you agree? Now imagine...

CalChamber Board of Directors Votes to Support The Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act...

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that it is in support of The Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act Initiative following a vote...

Amid COVID-19, Businesses Ask Attorney General for More Time to Comply with Unfinished CCPA...

While Californians struggle to shoulder the economic impacts of COVID-19, business owners are being asked to spend money and resources on compliance with new...

Governor Issues Order to Help Meet Deliveries, Suspends Some Layoff Notice Requirements

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed an executive order to ease restrictions on commercial drivers supporting emergency relief efforts, and suspend certain existing laws for...

Job Killer, CalChamber-Opposed Bills Stall Ahead of Key Legislative Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that expands rent control and discourages housing production has stalled in the Assembly and is likely...

New Privacy Initiative Aimed at November Ballot

A new consumer data privacy initiative backed by the proponent of the measure that led to adoption of the state’s broad privacy law will...

CalChamber, Coalition in Support of Plan to Fix Aging Water Delivery Infrastructure

A broad coalition that includes the California Chamber of Commerce, and labor, business, environmental, community and water leaders announced the formation of Californians for...

Disaster Preparedness in the Workplace – It’s More Than Duck and Cover

Recent earthquakes in California have highlighted the fact that employers must be prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. In this week’s episode of The...