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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...
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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...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA, Land Use Bills that Help Relieve Home Building Red Tape

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help expedite home building, one dealing with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform and another with...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA Reform Bill

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that improves environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). CalChamber supported...

State High Court Says Regional Entity Has Discretion in Environmental Analysis

In a narrowly drafted ruling, the California Supreme Court upheld a regional government body’s discretion regarding the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analysis it included...

CalChamber-Supported WaterFix Gains Critical State Approval

The California Chamber of Commerce-supported California WaterFix project has achieved the next crucial milestone on the road to securing the state’s future water supplies. The...

Appeals Court Rules that Project Consistency with GHG Plan Sufficient Under CEQA

A recent appeals court decision provides further guidance on what qualifies as an adequate greenhouse gas (GHG) impact analysis under the California Environmental Quality...

California Supreme Court Rejects ‘New Project’ Test; State Agencies to Determine If Additional Environmental...

The California Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that subsequent changes to a development project which has already been subject to review under the California...

Streamlining Review for Critical Projects to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that expedites the environmental review process for leadership projects meeting certain criteria passed the Senate last week and...

Assembly Policy Committee Passes Job Killer

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee yesterday passed a job killer bill that could increase costs for California businesses, make them less competitive and discourage...

CalChamber Supports Bills to Speed Water Supply Solutions

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a number of bills to expedite and reduce costs for water storage facilities, drought mitigation measures and...

Call for Interviewees: Research Project on CEQA Litigation and Public Engagement

A team of University of Southern California graduate students is analyzing the California Environmental Quality Act to better understand whether CEQA litigation amounts to...

California Supreme Court Issues Blow to Major So Cal Green Development

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a disappointing decision in Center for Biological Diversity et al, v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife and...

Road Repair Bill Gets OK; Foundation Laid for Mining Act Reform; Housing Bills Pass

With the exception of the signing of a job creator bill streamlining some infrastructure development, 2015 was quiet on most California Environmental Quality Act...

Governor Signs Job Creator Bill Speeding Roadway Repair/Maintenance

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that expedites and reduces costs for roadway repair and maintenance projects was signed by Governor Edmund...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Creator Bill Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that expedites and reduces cost for roadway repair and maintenance projects will be heard in the...

Scheduling Mandate Bill a Job Killer for Employers​​

Legislation imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on retailers has been identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. AB 357​ (Chiu; D-San...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Expedites, Reduces Cost for Roadway Repair/Maintenance

AB 323 (Olsen; R-Modesto) extends indefinitely the current California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption for certain roadway repair and maintenance projects. The exemption applies...

​California Supreme Court Issues Key CEQA Decision

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that evidence that a project may have a significant effect on the environment does not, in and...

Guest Commentary: The Supreme Court Eyes CEQA​

(Cross posted on Fox and Hounds Daily) The best prospect for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is no longer with the Legislature...