Tag: Capitol Insider

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COVID-19 Emergency Regulation to Expire (And Potentially Be Extended) Later This Year

As the legislative cycle reaches its peak frenzy and the fate of 2022’s crop of bills is decided, the regulatory world at Cal/OSHA is...
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New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During COVID-19 Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits....
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Regulatory Dithering

The California Legislature passes hundreds of new laws every year, many of which require executive branch interpretation and implementation. According to legislative process maven...
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Film Tax and Manufacturing Tax Credit Bills Continue On

CalChamber recently released its eighth semi-annual California Chamber of Commerce Poll and the results were clear- two-thirds of voters believe the country is headed down the...
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Voluntary Agreements for Water Management in the Delta Reach Key Milestone

While multiple projects and initiatives concerning water conveyance and use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been in progress for several years, many of...
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The COVID-19 Regulation’s Final Re-Adoption – What Does it Mean Going Forward?

It has been almost a month since the third (and final) readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was adopted at Cal/OSHA’s...
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The Economics of a Job Killer

Economic growth and job creation are essential to California’s success. Every year, the California Chamber of Commerce identifies the legislation that will hinder job...
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Californians Deserve Better Data Privacy Laws, Not More

“As California goes, so too does the rest of the nation.” It is true that this state has long sought to lead the way...
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Action at the Capitol is Heating Up

The legislature recently returned from their spring recess, which always signals a sprint of sorts until they get to their summer recess which will...
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State Legislation Could Make Gas Prices Even Higher

State lawmakers wrapped up their lawmaking business last week and commenced with the Legislature’s annual spring recess. While the state’s legislators are on break...
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CalChamber Wins At Ninth Circuit: Prop 65 Preliminary Injunction Restored

The old saying, “when one door closes, another one opens,” felt particularly apt last week in the Prop 65 context. First, the business community learned...
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Continued Drought Leads to Reduced Water Deliveries

As California enters another year of drought conditions, water shortages will again take their toll on California residents and businesses.  Recent estimates put the...

COVID’s Endemic Transition in the Workplace – Where We Are and What’s Coming

Since the decline of the holiday COVID-19 spike and Governor Newsom’s announcement of California’s transition to treating COVID-19 as an endemic risk on February...
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New Bill Will Help Stop Delays in Hiring

A recent court decision out of Riverside County has stalled hiring by making routine background checks nearly impossible to complete. SB 1262 (Bradford) will...
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Another Surplus and Another Wealth Tax

Governor Newsom’s January Budget proposal forecasted another historic surplus estimated to be approximately $45 billion. As 2022 marches on, that surplus continues to grow....
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SEC Poised to Issue Draft Framework for Climate Reporting, Potentially Displacing California Bill

Shortly after the introduction in California of SB 260 (Wiener), which would require California’s Air Resources Board to build a new framework for the...
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Second Year of Legislative Session Off to a Fast Start

Both houses of the State Legislature recently wrapped up their work on 2-year bills that had a January 31st deadline to pass their house...

The California Assembly Voted to Expand CEQA and Make the Housing Crisis Worse

The last thing the California Legislature should be doing during an ongoing housing crisis is voting to pass laws that make constructing any new...

Legislature Taking Up Governor’s Tax and Leave Proposals

The Legislature will take its first actions on Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022 budget and policy proposals next week, after negotiating a package deal to...
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NLRB to Revisit Independent Contractor Test for Third Time in Seven Years

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is inviting public input as to whether it should reconsider its standard for determining the independent contractor status...