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Election 2022: First Look at Open Senate Seats as Ballot Counting Continues

An old idiom, “It’s all over but the shouting,” may have found an election corollary in California: “It’s all over but the counting.” The November...
Brady Van Engelen

CalChamber Welcomes New Policy Advocate on Energy Issues

Brady Van Engelen has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate specializing in energy issues. He also leads CalChamber advocacy on...
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Election Day Is Tomorrow; Polls Open at 7 a.m.

California's General Election will be held tomorrow, with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Registered voters in California were sent a...
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Prepare to Vote: California Election Day One Week Away

One week from today, California voters will be deciding the fate of seven state ballot propositions, local measures, and a variety of federal, state...

Despite Economic Ranking, California Has Third Worst Business Tax Climate in US

California’s global rank among economies may be 5th, 6th or even 4th, but bragging rights make little difference to the day-to-day struggles that business...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2022

his report for the second year of the 2021–2022 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...
Jennifer Barrera

Voters Should Reject Proposition 30

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all Californians to vote NO on Proposition 30. California’s ability to compete depends on attracting and retaining...

Hispanic Heritage Month: CalChamber Celebrates Contributions of Hispanic Businesses

Latinos in the United States are an economic powerhouse, contributing $2.8 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP) each year. In fact, if U.S. Latinos...
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Vote No on Prop 30: 18 Newspapers Across California Reject Prop 30

Newspapers across California are urging their readers to vote no on Proposition 30, a November ballot measure that proposes to raise the tax on...
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Legislative Update: Governor Vetoes 6 CalChamber-Opposed Bills, Signs 6 Supported Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom took action on the bills remaining on his desk Friday, ultimately vetoing six CalChamber-opposed bills and signing six CalChamber-supported bills into...

Governor Signs a CalChamber-Supported Bill, Vetoes 3 Opposed Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills and signed a supported bill this week. The Governor also signed a CalChamber job...

Governor Vetoes 3 CalChamber Opposed Bills, Signs 8 Supported Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed 8 California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills and has vetoed three opposed bills. More than 20 CalChamber priority bills and one...
California Capitol

Job Killer Bill Stopped in Final Hours of Session; Bill to Re-License Diablo Canyon...

In the final hours of the legislative session, CalChamber advocates and a large coalition of allies were successful in stopping a last minute climate-related...

Fiscal Committee Recap: 2 Job Killers Amended, Many Harmful Bills Move On

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to secure amendments that removed some of the most onerous aspects of two job killer...

Federal Inflation Reduction Bill: Impact on California

Given its size and economic diversity, California will both enjoy and suffer some major effects of the Inflation Reduction Act — approved Saturday by...

California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act Qualifies for 2024 Ballot

The Secretary of State has announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act qualified for the 2024 ballot on the random sample...
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Governor Signs 3 CalChamber-Supported Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills: one will extend the availability of workshare programs; one will expand science, technology,...
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Staffing Company Works Hard to Deliver Human Spirit to Clients of All Sizes

This article is part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability to...

CalChamber Opposes Tax Increase Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to oppose the California Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and...
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CalChamber Opposes Tax Increase Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to oppose the California Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and...