Tag: Adam Regele

The Private Sector Cannot be California’s Safety Net

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

Opposition Stops Job Killer Housing Bill

Opposition from a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of groups has stopped a job killer bill that would have impeded housing construction and harmed...

Job Killer Bill That Hinders Housing Construction to Be Considered in Senate Committee

A job killer bill that will impede housing construction and harm California's economic recovery will be considered by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on...

May The 4th Be With You

After initially being suspended until April 13, 2020, Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that the California...

A New Recycling Paradigm

“Living is easy with eyes closed.” John Lennon wasn’t talking “trash” when he said this, but the quote fairly describes how California approached recycling...

Job Killer, CalChamber-Opposed Bills Stall Ahead of Key Legislative Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that expands rent control and discourages housing production has stalled in the Assembly and is likely...
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What the Frack?! – Capitol Insider

California elected leaders are determined to phase out in-state fossil fuel production in order to meet its ambitious climate goals. California’s 2019-2020 enacted budget...

Another Prop 65 Headache

One of the world’s safest and most widely used drugs may soon come with California’s cancer warning. Tylenol, Benadryl, Dayquil, Midol and Excedrin, just to...

Another Prop 65 Headache – Capitol Insider

Tylenol, Benadryl, Dayquil, Midol and Excedrin, just to name a few commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing acetaminophen, may soon be required to come...

Recycling Bills Still Problematic

Although amendments removed job killer provisions, twin recycling bills are still opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of industry groups...

From Coffee to Roasted Asparagus—How Prop. 65 Is Leading to Excessive Product Warnings

What do coffee, roasted asparagus and French fries have in common? They all contain traces of acrylamide, a chemical produced when heating some food...
Capitol Insider

Proposition 65: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

One cannot travel very far in the Golden State without being bombarded with cancer warnings. Thanks to Proposition 65 (Prop 65), a 1986 voter-approved...

Bills Targeting Packaging Ignore Costs, Lack of Recycling Infrastructure

Identical job killer bills that will substantially disrupt the state’s economy by placing an overly broad, unrealistic source reduction, recyclability and compostable mandate on...

Job Killer Bill Threatening Water Supply Reliability Passes Policy Committee

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on Tuesday. The California Chamber of...
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Proposition 65: Take Your Coffee and Hold the Cancer (warning)

In the bizarro world of Proposition 65, some sanity has been restored. On June 3, 2019, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) announced...
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Job Creator Housing Bill Narrowly Passes Senate Committee

Legislation identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job creator because it will minimize frivolous litigation that blocks infill housing projects won...

Cosmetic Ban Bill Shelved After Getting Job Killer Tag

An Assembly policy committee this week postponed action on a cosmetic product ban identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. The...
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The Return of the Product Ban Bills

“The dose makes the poison,” is a fundamental scientific principle, recently lost on some members of the Legislature. Also honored in the breach: the...

CalChamber-Backed Housing Relief Bills Advance

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills aimed at helping ease the state’s housing crisis won approval this week from the Senate Housing Committee. Sent on for...
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Hyperpartisan Housing: A Common Crisis with Very Different Solutions

Despite bipartisan recognition of California’s unprecedented housing crisis, legislative solutions being introduced this session remain hyperpartisan. On the Democratic side, with some exceptions, legislation...