Infrastructure

CalChamber Underscores Broad Negative Impact of November Infrastructure Initiative

Less investment in much-needed infrastructure, increased costs and more litigation are just some of the negative ramifications of the “No Blank Checks Initiative” on...

You Can Help Reform How California Pays for Roads and Highways

California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much...

Task Force Recommends Pilot Program to Test Components of Highway User Fee

Administration Seeking Volunteers to Participate in Pilot Project One of the few recent initiatives to improve California’s economic base was left undone when the Legislature...

CalChamber, Coalition Support Move Toward Improving Operating Efficiencies at U.S. Ports

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of U.S. businesses and industries are urging ranking members of Congress to support information gathering...

Road Repair Bill Gets OK; Foundation Laid for Mining Act Reform; Housing Bills Pass

With the exception of the signing of a job creator bill streamlining some infrastructure development, 2015 was quiet on most California Environmental Quality Act...
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Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill Encouraging Local Economic Development Investment

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill creating a tool that can help address the challenges faced by California’s most disadvantaged and poorest areas was...

CalChamber-Sponsored Job Creator Bill Incentivizes Disability Access and Education

​A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that provides a balanced approach between preserving the civil rights of those who are disabled and...

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...

Senate Passes Long-Term Highway Bill, but 3-Month Patch Still Needed After House Leaves Town

The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, but with House lawmakers already dispersed for their August recess, the bill will become just one more...

Assembly Policy Committee Moves Job Killer Bill; May Increase Fuel Cost

SB 350 (de León; D-Los Angeles) potentially increases costs and burdens on all Californians by mandating an arbitrary and unrealistic reduction of petroleum...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Creator Bill Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that expedites and reduces cost for roadway repair and maintenance projects will be heard in the...

Two Job Creator Bills that Improve Disability Access, Reduce Litigation in Assembly Judiciary Committee...

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills that improve access for disabled customers and limit frivolous litigation against businesses will be heard as...

Scheduling Mandate Bill a Job Killer for Employers​​

Legislation imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on retailers has been identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. AB 357​ (Chiu; D-San...

Ports Increasingly Bustling Again After Tentative Labor Deal​

The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the...

California U.S. Senators Send Letter Urging Resolution to Port Dispute​

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein yesterday sent a letter to the presidents of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)  and Pacific...

Capitol Report: CalChamber Voices Support for Transatlantic Partnership Agreement​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging United States and European Union leaders to advance the largest regional trading and investment relationship in the...

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On​​​​​​

The many businesses that depend directly on efficient goods movement through West Coast ports are anxiously awaiting the successful completion of negotiations for a...

​Is a Road Maintenance Fee in California Drivers’ Future?​​​​​

Seeking a creative and long-term solution for financing highway and road construction and upkeep, a new commission kicked off its investigation of a “Road...