Tag: Loren Kaye

California Employers Should Not Be the New Social Safety Net

The Super Bowl may be over, but that hasn’t stopped California labor unions and their allies from moving the goal posts. Currently, labor unions are...

Is Unaffordable California Still the Land of Economic Opportunity?

This article first appeared in The Sacramento Bee. California is the land of opportunity because we were opportunistic. By luck, agility or careful planning, we...

We’ll Need to Replace the Gas Tax in Transition to ZEVs

It’s full steam ahead for the Newsom administration’s zero-emission vehicle strategy. But this enthusiasm for a new generation of automobile technology may degrade the...

Still Awaiting Results from Billions in New Taxes for Homelessness, Lawmakers Want Businesses to...

It was only a year ago that Governor Gavin Newsom devoted his entire State-of-the-State address to the dual challenges of housing and homelessness, calling...

Governor’s Budget Proposes Economic Relief, No New Taxes

Nobody would have been surprised if Governor Gavin Newsom had presented his new state budget wearing a neck brace. The whiplash from budget boom...

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...

CalChamber Poll: Voters Serious about Addressing Pandemic Consequences

Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the same. The sixth annual California Chamber of Commerce poll, The...

Ballot Measures Mostly Do No Harm

Every two years California voters face a mixed bag of ballot measures, many often hostile to business and economic development. This year was no...

Two Days Post-Election: Wins and Trends

This election is one that seems like it will never end. However, there is one silver lining now that election day has passed: the...

Census Deadline Approaches

The unremitting pandemic and economic crises of 2020 have overshadowed what would normally have been a dominant event of community action: the decennial census....

Legislature Fumbles Chance to Boost Economic Recovery

The California Legislature fumbled a chance to boost economic recovery in the state by choosing the easy path: business-as-usual. Facing the three horsemen of the...

Legislature Should Stick to COVID-19 Priorities

Despite their leaders’ vow to concentrate their attention on the pandemic and economic crises, it’s business as usual at the California Legislature. In early spring,...

The People’s Voice: Coronavirus Edition

California voters are understandably anxious about the health and economic crises facing families and workplaces. The California Chamber of Commerce commissioned a brief survey...

All Californians Lose If Split Roll Tax Passes

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business and taxpayer groups are leading a strong effort to defeat the split roll property...

How to Sabotage a Recovery: Raise Taxes

Even before COVID-19, many Californians were struggling with the high cost of living here. The long-time willingness of many Californians to pay the “sunshine...

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...

Signed Budget Package Raises Taxes, Awaits Action by Congress

Governor Gavin Newsom signed 20 bills on Monday that established and implemented the 2020–21 state budget. Even after enacting hundreds of pages of new...

Too Soon for Taxes in State Budget

Despite facing a June 15 deadline to pass a state budget, Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders are, prudently, deferring a number of major...

Governor Lays Out Plan for Solving Record State Budget Deficit

Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed solving a record budget deficit by tapping reserves, borrowing money from special funds, deferring spending and raising some targeted...