Infrastructure

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)...

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...