Issues and The Economy
Annual guide provides overviews of CalChamber policy priorities for the year and the data to support our positions. The CalChamber sends this guide to our members every year. Print and electronic formats. (February 2023)
Each year, the CalChamber tracks about 3,000 proposals on behalf of California employers, fighting ill-conceived bills and promoting cost-saving reforms.
Quarterly report to the CalChamber Board spotlights factors affecting the state’s economy, such as interest rates, the housing market, energy prices and water supply.
Gives the CalChamber’s position on a bill and how each legislator voted. Reports are published once a year, focusing on bills that were of high priority. The information allows businesses to measure their legislators’ performance.
2022 Final Status Report on Major Business Bills (10/7/2022)
The report lists the status of priority bills at three specific points in the legislative year: at the start of summer recess; when legislators adjourn for the year; and when the Governor completes action on bills.
California Constitutional/Statewide Officers Roster
Pictorial roster of the California Legislature and statewide officers includes telephone numbers.
Each year the California Chamber of Commerce releases a list of job killer bills to identify legislation that will decimate economic and job growth in California. The CalChamber tracks the bills throughout the rest of the legislative session and works to educate legislators about the serious consequences these bills will have on the state.
California Congressional Delegation
Pictorial roster of California representatives in Congress.
The cost of living weighs heavily on the minds of voters, and has become the principal lens through which they consider California public policy issues. This finding and many others were revealed from the recently-released, eighth semi-annual California Chamber of Commerce Poll.
Read summary at High Cost of Living Drives Voter Concerns.
Cost of Doing Business in California
Reviews currently available studies to assess how California’s cost of doing business compares to other states, incorporating costs of labor, energy, litigation and taxes. (August 2014)
Transitioning from the Gasoline Tax to a Fee on Vehicle Miles Traveled
The transition from the gas tax to a user-fee based on miles driven has been a topic of debate for the past 30 years. This report synthesizes academic research and survey data collected regarding transportation funding and specifically analyzes the implementation of a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) program in California. (May 2014)
Cybersecurity in the Golden State
The CalChamber joined with Attorney General Kamala D. Harris in releasing a guide outlining recommendations for California businesses to help protect against and respond to the increasing threat of malware, data breaches and other cyber risks. (February 2014)
The Consumer Impact of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative (October 2012)
Human Trafficking/Slavery Eradication Disclosure (February 2011)
Overview of requirements in the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, SB 657 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento), enacted in 2010.
California Business Executives Rank Importance of Education High, But Find Quality is Low
The first survey of its kind, put forth by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE), highlighting education reform as a top public policy concern among California business. (March 12, 2007)