Tag: Education

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...
Ballot

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...
Ballot

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...

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...
computer science

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...

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...

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...

Can’t Find Work? Maybe You Need New Skills

By Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Allan Zaremberg in the East Bay Times There is a troubling chasm in the world of work today and it...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Increases Access to Computer Science

A California Chamber of Commerce-backed bill that promotes a coordinated effort by schools to offer computer science as part of their curriculum will be...

Convention to Explore Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Employers interested in learning more about work-based learning opportunities should attend the 2017 Linked Learning Convention, which will take place January 23–25, 2017 in...

Proposition 58: Newspapers Statewide Lend their Support

California Chamber of Commerce-supported Proposition 58 has newspapers across the state publishing editorials urging a “yes” vote on the measure. Proposition 58 amends and repeals...

CalChamber Backs Prop 51; Recommends Businesses Support Education Facilities Bond

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to support Proposition 51, the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of...
Job Creators

Job Creator Bill Supporting Innovation, Entrepreneurship Signed By Governor

On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed a job creator bill that will direct funding for the University of California (UC) system to support...