Public Affairs / Politics

Legislature to California Employers: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

The California Assembly left until the very last minute of its 2020 session one of the most controversial bills of the year. SB 1383...

Employment Law Attorney Joins CalChamber Policy Team

Ashley Hoffman joined the California Chamber of Commerce in August 2020 as a policy advocate specializing in labor and employment and workers’ compensation issues. Before...

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....

Legislature Fumbles Chance to Boost Economic Recovery

The California Legislature fumbled a chance to boost economic recovery in the state by choosing the easy path: business-as-usual. Facing the three horsemen of the...

Legislature Should Stick to COVID-19 Priorities

Despite their leaders’ vow to concentrate their attention on the pandemic and economic crises, it’s business as usual at the California Legislature. In early spring,...

Job Killer Bill Update: One Stalled, Others Moving

Legislation that will kill thousands of high-paying jobs narrowly failed to pass a Senate policy committee this week. Last week, the California Chamber of...

The People’s Voice: Coronavirus Edition

California voters are understandably anxious about the health and economic crises facing families and workplaces. The California Chamber of Commerce commissioned a brief survey...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status...

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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CalChamber Board Votes to Support Gig Economy Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act, an initiative that is currently...

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...

CalChamber-Opposed Bills Await Assembly, Senate Action

With just weeks left before legislators leave Sacramento for summer recess, major bills having a significant impact on business will  be voted on soon...

Job Killer Bill Allowing Local Government to Adopt Stricter Labor Standards to Be Heard...

A job killer bill that would result in chaotic and inconsistent enforcement of wage and hour laws by local jurisdictions by authorizing them to...

Job Killer Bill Will Limit Lending Opportunities for Californians

A bill that will limit the financial opportunities for Californians, further harming the housing market and creating job loss is advancing in the Assembly. AB...

CalChamber Urges Immediate Action to Foster Economic Recovery

Letter Sent to Governor and Legislative Leadership Provides Specific Steps to Speed Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis The California Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to...

CalChamber Offers Recommendations to Fire Up California’s Economic Recovery

Setting liability limits for employers facing lawsuits over COVID-19 exposure, postponing the 2021 minimum wage hike, and expediting retraining programs for unemployed workers are...
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Politics During a Pandemic Leads to Victories for GOP Candidates

California held two runoff special elections on May 12 that produced lopsided wins for the Republican candidates in districts where voter registration, at least...

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed

The California Chamber of Commerce today added AB 2501 (Limón; D-Santa Barbara) to its Job Killer list. The bill requires lenders to maintain home and...

Governor Lays Out Plan for Solving Record State Budget Deficit

Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed solving a record budget deficit by tapping reserves, borrowing money from special funds, deferring spending and raising some targeted...