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Legislative Analyst to California: Rely More on the Most Cost-Effective GHG Reduction Strategies

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), the California Legislature’s non-partisan fiscal and policy advisor, released its annual report on California’s climate policies, recommending that “n...

Proposed Carbon Tax: So. Many. Questions.

Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

The “carbon tax” being contemplated this session would replace California’s Sales and Use Tax with a “carbon tax” based on the “carbon intensity” of...
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Air Board’s Plan to Raise Fees Threatens Our Economy and Climate Goals

California produces just 1 percent of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this? It’s the same reason...

CalChamber Board Takes Positions on Constitutional Amendments Set for June 2018 Ballot

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to support two proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the...
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CalChamber Board Takes Positions on Constitutional Amendments Set for June 2018 Ballot

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to support two proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the June 2018 ballot. ACA...

Governor to Sign CalChamber-Supported Cap-and-Trade Program Extension

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today will sign AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella), which will extend the cap-and-trade program, providing the least costly path...

Cap-and-Trade Deal Also Cut Taxes

As part of a comprehensive, bipartisan solution implementing the state’s ambitious climate change goals, the legislation that extended the cap-and-trade program also included several...

Legislature Approves Cap-and-Trade Extension

With strong support from the California Chamber of Commerce and the business community, the Legislature yesterday approved AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella), which will...

Legislature to Vote Today on Extending Cap-and-Trade Program

CalChamber Issues Call to Action The California Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to contact their legislators to express strong support for AB 398 (E....

CalChamber Supports Legislation Extending Cap-and-Trade Program

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking legislators to approve AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella), which will extend California’s cap-and-trade program and provide the...

CalChamber Announces Position on Cap and Trade Legislation

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce today announced its support position on AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella). “The balanced, well-designed cap and trade program...

Future of Cap and Trade Requires 2/3 Vote Approval

The California Supreme Court recently declined to review the 2-1 split decision by the Appellate Court, which ruled that California’s current cap-and-trade auction is not a tax requiring...

CalChamber Files Appeal in California Chamber of Commerce v. California Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO, CA —  CalChamber today petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the decision by the Third District Court of Appeal in California Chamber...

CalChamber Outlines Best Way to Meet California Emissions Reduction Goal

Well-Designed Cap-and-Trade Program with Robust Cost Containment An economy-wide cap-and-trade system will be the least costly and least disruptive approach to meeting the state’s ambitious...

Oral Arguments Set for Today In Cap-and-Trade Auction Lawsuit

A Sacramento appellate court will hear oral arguments this morning on a closely watched lawsuit filed by the California Chamber of Commerce concerning the...