Public Affairs / Politics

Is Direct Democracy Under Attack in California?

Sometimes it seems that nobody likes California’s direct democracy — except the voters. Some legislators seem to resent it. During the last legislative session (and...

Legislative Roundup: Priority Bills That Were Signed, Vetoed

Another legislative year came to a close yesterday as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk. Out of...

Agenda to Cover Redistricting, 2022 Ballot, Legal Reform and More

New and veteran legislators, pollsters and experts on elections and hot policy topics will gather at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on October...

Jennifer Barrera Takes Charge as CalChamber President/CEO

Starting October 1, Jennifer Barrera is the new president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce. Appointed by the CalChamber Board of Directors in...

Legislative Mixed Bag: Governor Signs CalChamber Sponsored Legislation, One Job Killer and One Opposed...

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed legislation co-sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce that streamlines procedures in the small employer family leave mediation program...

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...

Repeat Proposals Make It to Governor’s Desk

On September 10, the first year of California’s two-year legislative session ended with over 800 bills being sent to the Governor where they will...

CalChamber, Allied Groups Help Stop 7 Oppose Bills, Amend 4

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping seven CalChamber-opposed bills from advancing for the year,...

End of Session Update: Two Job Killer Bills Sent to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will eliminate an agricultural employee's right to cast an independent vote in secret union ballot...

One Job Killer Bill, Three Opposed Bills to Be Voted On Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-job killer bill and three opposed bills are expected to be voted on today in the Senate and Assembly as...

CalChamber Board of Directors Names Jennifer Barrera as Next President and CEO

The California Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday the appointment of Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next president and CEO, effective October 1, 2021. CalChamber’s...

CalChamber Board of Directors Names Jennifer Barrera as Next President and CEO

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next President and CEO, effective October 1, 2021. CalChamber’s...

CalChamber General Counsel Erika Frank to Depart

Erika Frank, longtime general counsel and executive vice president of legal affairs for the California Chamber of Commerce, has accepted a position at the...

Webinar – California Consumer Privacy Act Enforcement Trends

Presented by the California Chamber of Commerce. CalChamber Policy Advocate Shoeb Mohammed moderates as Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Jim Snell, David Biderman and Arsen Kourinian...

Global Privacy Controls Are Subject to The California Administrative Procedure Act

The California Attorney General may have created an underground regulation when it updated the Frequently Asked Questions section of its website to establish a...

California’s Top Business Leader Retires on High Note

This article was written by Dan Walters for CalMatters. Over the last four decades, hundreds of politicians have come and gone from the Capitol and...

Tough Decisions Await Legislators After Summer Break

Bills harmful to the economic well-being of employers, employees and the state will be under consideration when legislators return from their summer break on...

State Board of Equalization Holding Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing on August 24

On August 24, 2021, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing virtually, starting at 10:00 a.m. According...

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 as of July 16, when the Legislature began...

CalChamber, Allies Help Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...