Public Affairs / Politics

Job Killer Bills Moving in Legislature

A few CalChamber-identified Job Killer bills, including AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee and Santiago), creating a single payer health care system, are on the move...

Citizens Redistricting Commission Delivers Updated Political Maps in Record Time

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission completed its once-every-decade constitutional duty on December 27, 2021, when it submitted final maps to the Secretary of State...

CalChamber Statement on AB 1400/ACA 11

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today issued the following statement in response to introduction of a new tax increase proposal: “CalChamber...

CalChamber Announces New Chief of Staff for Policy

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that Ben Golombek will join the organization January 17, 2022 as Executive Vice President and Chief of...

CalChamber Announces New Chief of Staff for Policy

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that Ben Golombek will join the organization January 17, 2022 as Executive Vice President and Chief of...

EY West Coast Leader to Chair CalChamber Board

Kailesh Karavadra, Senior Partner for Ernst & Young LLP, has been elected the 2022 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “I’m hopeful,...
Ballot

CalChamber Board Votes to Support the Ballot Measure Transparency Act

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is supporting the Ballot Measure Transparency Act of 2022, which proposes to amend the Constitution and...

CalChamber Board Votes to Support the Ballot Measure Transparency Act

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Ballot Measure Transparency Act of 2022, which proposes to amend the...

CalChamber Board Endorses California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act

The CalChamber Board of Directors has voted to support the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act, a reform initiative that would repeal the...

California’s Redistricting Maps Now Open to Public Comment

To help better inform the business community on how proposed district boundaries will affect the state’s political landscape, CalChamber Public Affairs Executive Vice President...

The People’s Voice: What Do Voters Want?

"There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader." – Likely apocryphal quote attributed to French Revolutionary. Voters and their representatives often...

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...