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Bills to Strengthen STEM, Computer Education in Schools to Be Heard in Assembly Committee

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will invest in California’s future workforce and address the skills gap in the state's primary and secondary...

Student Advocates Submit Education Initiative to Attorney General

Frustrated by years of deteriorating education quality in California public schools, a coalition of advocates for students submitted a ballot measure to the Attorney...

It’s Time to Rebalance the Power Dynamic in California’s Schools

The best guess by state leaders—and fondest hope for parents—is that California public schools will fully reopen their campuses this fall to all students....

CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely and Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...

California’s Challenge: Transforming Crisis to Opportunity

For much of our history, California was the land of opportunity because we were opportunistic. Whether by luck, agility or careful planning, we leveraged...

CalChamber Poll Shows Voters Want Sensible Policies, No New Taxes

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce reported that Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the...

2020 Budget Depends on Borrowing, New Taxes and Congress

The new state budget went into effect on time last week, after Governor Newsom signed 20 bills enacting hundreds of pages of new legislation...

Triskaidekaphobia: Noun – Fear Concerning the Number 13

Failure is an orphan, but in politics its authors still need a fall guy. Hence the odd notion being advanced that the statewide school...
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CalChamber Board Votes to Support School Infrastructure Bond, Oppose Split Roll Ballot Measure

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to support a ballot measure that would help finance school facilities, and oppose another...
Capitol Insider

ACA 14: It’s a Prohibition, Not Just a Restriction!

There is a misconception about ACA 14…that it’s just a restriction on contracting out for the UC system. It’s not. It’s much worse. ACA...

Governor Forms Council to Examine Economic, Social Impacts of Higher Education in California

On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of an 11-member Council for Post-Secondary Education that will serve as an “independent consultative resource to...
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Los Angeles Voters Decisively Reject Parcel Tax That Would Have Raised $500 Million Annually...

Setting back efforts to restore Los Angeles Unified to financial health, voters have decisively rejected a tax on real estate which would have raised...
The Workplace Podcast

CalChamber Podcast: Go-Go Economy Fuels Record State Budget Surplus

Thanks to the hard work of employers and businesses, the state has seen excellent growth and is flush with revenue. On this episode of The...

Finance Director on State Budget: Extraordinary Times Punctuated by Uncertainty

We are in extraordinary times right now, but that is punctuated by a lot of uncertainty, California Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler commented yesterday...
Job Creators

Job Creator Bill Promoting Career Training Education in Committee Today

The Senate fiscal committee will consider today a California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill establishing a public-private partnership program to help prepare students...
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Chambers Urge Stronger Link Between Career Technical Education Funding, Workforce Needs

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are asking legislators to broaden the criteria for career technical education...
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CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed earlier this month by...

Legislature Sends Workforce Development Bill to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that would help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program has passed the Legislature and...
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Assembly to Consider CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that increases California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program is awaiting a vote on the Assembly...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Increases California’s Skilled Workforce

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported workforce development bill will be considered by the Senate fiscal committee when legislators return from their summer break. AB 1111...