Public Affairs / Politics

Finding the Common Ground of Respect

One of the most memorable and impactful bills I have observed in the California legislative process is actually a bill that I didn’t even...

California’s Challenge: Transforming Crisis to Opportunity

For much of our history, California was the land of opportunity because we were opportunistic. Whether by luck, agility or careful planning, we leveraged...

Lucas Public Affairs CEO to Chair CalChamber in 2021

Donna L. Lucas, chief executive officer and president of Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), has been elected the 2021 chair of the California Chamber of...

Now is Not the Time for Tax Increases

When Governor Newsom endorsed Prop 15 in September – which voters soundly rejected in November – he specifically said “In a global, mobile economy,...

State Finance Director to Review Governor’s 2021 California Budget in Free Webinar

Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler will be outlining Governor Gavin Newsom's 2021 budget priorities in an online webinar presented by the California Chamber of...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Appointments of Alex Padilla, Dr. Shirley Weber

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg issued the following statements following Governor Gavin Newsom's announcements naming Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate seat...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Appointment of Alex Padilla as U.S. Senator

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today issued the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement naming Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate...

Governor’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary Departs

Ann O’Leary, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Chief of Staff, left the administration yesterday after working in the role since the Governor took office. “CalChamber thanks Ann...

A Year Like None Other

It’s safe to say that we could never have predicted nor been prepared for what this year would have in store for us as...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Appointment of Dee Dee Myers as Senior Advisor, Head...

Governor Gavin Newsom's appointment of Dee Dee Myers as head of GoBiz is good news. Dee Dee’s deep political experience, exceptional leadership and communication...

Incoming Senate Features 8 New Members

A new two-year legislative session begins on Monday, December 7, which means 120 members will take the oath of office. As always after an...

Labor Laws Should Be Updated to Reflect Shift Towards Telecommuting

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been working from home since March with no end in sight. This has led...
Capitol Insider

Buckle Up Folks: It’s Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride – California Legislature 2021 Tentative...

It’s off to the races as last week the California Legislature released its 2021 Tentative Schedule. In some respects, it’s business as usual. The...

CalChamber Poll Shows Voters Want Sensible Policies, No New Taxes

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce reported that Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the...

Proposition 15 Defeated, Now What?

Proposition 15 was defeated by over 600,000 votes and California managed to avoid another landmine on the road to economic recovery. The initiative would...

Virtual Coffee Chat with the Honorable Senator Anna Caballero

https://vimeo.com/478725610/493e19a94c Virtual Coffee Chat with the Honorable Senator Anna Caballero (November 12, 2020) CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera moderates a virtual coffee chat with Senator Anna...

Prop. 15 Fails: Voters Reject Largest Tax Hike in California History

Proposition 15, the largest property tax increase in California history, was declared defeated yesterday evening by a margin of more than 550,000 votes. The...

Ballot Measures Mostly Do No Harm

Every two years California voters face a mixed bag of ballot measures, many often hostile to business and economic development. This year was no...

CalChamber Congratulates President-Elect, VP-Elect

Over the weekend, the California Chamber of Commerce offered congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. “Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris has been...

Vote No on Prop 15: 30 Newspapers Across California Reject Prop 15

In a show of force, 30 newspapers across California have urged their readers to vote no on Proposition 15, the $12.5 billion-a-year property tax...