Infrastructure

Commissioner Carl Bentzel Discusses State of US Ports at International Forum

The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S....

California’s Travel Industry Optimistic on Recovery

This article was written by Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California. With the Sept. 20 announcement that international travel will resume in November,...

Governor Signs 2 CalChamber-Supported Bills That Will Boost Housing Construction

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will boost housing production across California. The bills are part of a suite...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Housing Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills yesterday that will increase housing production in the state and streamline zoning requirements for...

CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to support the bipartisan infrastructure plan endorsed by President Joe Biden and a...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Action on Energy; Threats to Supply Created by High Temperatures and...

The California Chamber of Commerce today welcomed news that Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an emergency proclamation that will result in greater reliability of...

Regional Collaboration Key to Keeping Power Flowing Amid Drought, Heat Waves

In May, when the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued its annual Summer Assessment of the state’s electrical grid, I used the term “guarded...

CalChamber Urges Energy Conservation During Heatwave

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging its members and all Californians to conserve energy—both commercially and personally—to help avoid power shutdowns during this...

Supply Chain Disruptions, Labor Shortage Slow Economic Recovery

By now, Americans are used to hearing about some type of shortage. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic it was toilet paper...

Everybody Talks About California’s Housing Crisis, But Nobody Will Solve It

There isn’t a politician, economist, social justice advocate or journalist who hasn’t viewed with alarm the unrelenting climb in housing prices and rents, the...

Job Killer Bill DOA; Proposed Ban on In-State Oil and Gas Production Fails First...

SB 467 (Wiener; D-San Francisco), a California Chamber of Commerce-identified job killer bill that proposed to ban in-state oil and gas production, failed in...

Policy Briefing – Transportation Infrastructure and Fueling

(January 29, 2021) Moderated by Ashley Hoffman, CalChamber policy advocate, the briefing featured presentations by experts on workers’ compensation and how presumptions on whether a...

Still Awaiting Results from Billions in New Taxes for Homelessness, Lawmakers Want Businesses to...

It was only a year ago that Governor Gavin Newsom devoted his entire State-of-the-State address to the dual challenges of housing and homelessness, calling...

CalChamber Poll Shows Voters Want Sensible Policies, No New Taxes

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce reported that Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the...

Prop. 15 Fails: Voters Reject Largest Tax Hike in California History

Proposition 15, the largest property tax increase in California history, was declared defeated yesterday evening by a margin of more than 550,000 votes. The defeat...

Days Remain to Stop Split Roll Tax Hike

With just days to go before the November 3 election, the No on Prop 15 campaign continues to highlight the problems the split roll...

CCPA Enforcement – Did you get a CCPA Notice of Violation from the Attorney...

Did you receive a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Violation notice from the Attorney General? If so, you are among the first recipients of...

Visit California Offers Travel Code for Responsible/Respectful Travelers

As some Californians choose to venture cautiously outside amid closures and restrictions due to COVID-19, travel patterns have shifted and highlight the need for...

16 CalChamber Members Rank Among Top Corporate Solar Energy Users

Sixteen California Chamber of Commerce member companies were among the top 25 corporate users of solar energy in the country, according to a new...

A Not So New State Department

With the stroke of his pen, Governor Newsom morphed the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) into the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)...