Public Affairs / Politics

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...

People’s Referendum Power Under Attack from Legislature

California voters are well acquainted with the initiative and recall, two of their three venerable political accountability powers. The former is a common feature...

Clock Is Ticking On Legislative Action to Avert Employer Tax Increase

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Patchwork Privacy Legislation Continues in Colorado

Colorado passed its Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) earlier this month, bringing a familiar but distinct new privacy regime to the growing patchwork of privacy...

Legislature Passes Budget, Clearing the Way for Real Budget Negotiations

The Legislature fulfilled its constitutional obligation this week by approving a state budget just ahead of the June 15 deadline. But meeting the formal...

Moderate Democrats Show Influence in Key Policy Areas

In a democracy, it’s the votes that count. No matter what the polls say before election day, or the pundits say about the make-up...

Donna L. Lucas at 95th Annual Virtual Sacramento Host Breakfast

(May 13, 2021) Donna L. Lucas, chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and president and CEO of Lucas Public Affairs,...

2021 CalChamber Capitol Summit – Roundtable Discussion

(May 12, 2021) CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg moderates a roundtable discussion with CalChamber Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Martin R. Wilson...

2021 CalChamber Capitol Summit – Dan Walters

(May 12, 2021) CalMatters journalist Dan Walters gives nearly 500 attendees of the CalChamber Virtual Capitol Summit an overview of how the dramatic change...

Governor Newsom to Speak at Virtual Host Breakfast on May 13

This year’s 95th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast will be held virtually on the Zoom platform and will feature remarks by Governor Gavin Newsom, as...

Virtual Townhall Discussion with Senator Tom Umberg

(May 7, 2021) Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) joins CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera and representatives from local chambers of commerce in his...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Opposition Stops 5 Bills

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop five job killer bills from advancing in the state legislature. These bills failed...

Call for Nominations: 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards

James Irvine Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Leadership Awards. Irvine, a long-time partner with the California Chamber of Commerce on various...

27 CalChamber Members on Fortune List of 100 Best Companies to Work For

Twenty-seven California Chamber of Commerce member companies have been selected by Fortune as among the 100 best companies to work for in 2021. Company responses to COVID-19...

Three Bills Added to CalChamber Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce today added three bills to its annual list of job killer legislation.  The additions bring the 2021 Job Killer...

Capitol Summit, Host Breakfast Go Virtual

This year’s CalChamber Capitol Summit and the 95th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. The Capitol Summit is scheduled...

California ‘Job Killer’ List Reignites Old Conflict

This article was written by Dan Walters and first appeared in CalMatters. Annually, the California Chamber of Commerce chooses a relative handful of the hundreds...

CalChamber Adds 4 Bills to Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce today added four bills to its annual list of job killer legislation.  The additions bring the 2021 Job Killer...
Capitol Insider

2021 Job Killers – Capitol Insider

For the 21st consecutive year, CalChamber is releasing our Job Killer list that identifies pending legislation that will significantly harm California’s business climate if...

CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce today released its annual job killer list, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the state’s...