Infrastructure

Governor Brown, Most California Newspapers Oppose Proposition 53

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and newspapers statewide are recommending that voters reject California Chamber of Commerce-opposed Proposition 53, which requires a statewide election...
Job Creators

Job Creator Bill Increasing Housing Supply to Governor

A fourth California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill has reached the Governor’s desk. SB 1069 (Wieckowski; D-Fremont) creates and expedites additional housing supply by streamlining...

San Francisco Chronicle: Vote No on Prop 53: ‘A One-Man Crusade Isn’t the Way...

The San Francisco Chronicle yesterday announced its opposition to Proposition 53, warning that "the concept could be (a) fiscal disaster spawning lawsuits, delays and...
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Streamlining Review for Critical Projects to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that expedites the environmental review process for leadership projects meeting certain criteria passed the Senate last week and...

Job Killer Update: Bill Eroding Housing Affordability Stopped

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would have eroded housing affordability is likely dead for the year following the recent legislative deadline for policy...

CalChamber Supports Governor’s Plan to Expedite Housing Development

The California Chamber of Commerce supports language proposed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in a budget trailer proposal that allows new market-rate housing...

Three Housing and Land Use Bills Await Action by Legislators

California legislators can either hurt or help housing availability and affordability depending on how they vote on the following three bills. Affordable Housing Barriers The California...

Financing Program: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant

A June 2 webinar will help businesses learn more about a new loan program to assist California small businesses with financing the costs to...

​Brown Pitches Business Crowd on Infrastructure

After appealing to a conservative audience with examples of limiting government spending and returning power to local officials, Gov. Jerry Brown took a risky...

CalChamber Identifies 14th Job Creator Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new job creator bill, bringing the current list to 14 bills. The latest bill, SB 1069...

Job Killer Bill Erodes Housing Affordability

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that increases the cost and reduces the supply of housing by authorizing local governments to make inclusionary...

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...
CalChamber Advocacy

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...