Tag: Loren Kaye

CalChamber Challenges Proposed Antitrust Overhaul

The California Chamber of Commerce will make the case today that California’s antitrust and competition laws do not need to be radically changed to...
CFCE

New Paper Raises Concerns with Proposal to Tax Internet Links

Proposed legislation to tax internet providers for sharing news stories will create new barriers to access information and “break the fundamental structure of the...
Loren Kaye

Governor Proposes Belt-Tightening Budget Approach with No General Tax Hikes

It’s a problem, but not a crisis. The state budget proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom would maintain the trajectory of state spending without major disruptions...
Loren Kaye

A Multitude of Minimum Wages

California no longer has a minimum wage. Instead, the state has 50 minimum wages, differing depending on where you work or what you do. California...

Stanford Study Details State’s Road to Net-Zero Emissions

California has adopted the most ambitious climate goals in the nation, if not globally, requiring, most notably, that the state achieve carbon neutrality economy-wide...
CalChamber Poll

People’s Voice: Views on Property Tax, Health Care, Labor Law Reform

The CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice, 2023, found that California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California. Moreover, a majority of...
CalChamber Poll

People’s Voice: Affordability, Crime Among Top Voter Concerns

This week, we are reporting that California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California. Yesterday we noted that voters believe...
CalChamber Poll

The People’s Voice: Voter Beliefs About Their Future in California

Yesterday, we reported that California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California. Notably, a strong majority believe that American Dream...
CalChamber Poll

The People’s Voice: State Voters Pessimistic About Living in California

California voters have grown more anxious and pessimistic about living in California than a year ago, according to findings from the California Chamber of...
Loren Kaye

Job Killer Bill Creates New Protected Class of Employees; Costly to Implement, Especially for...

No legislative session would be complete without a proposal to add more job benefits and protections for California workers. This year is no exception,...
Loren Kaye

Providing UI Benefits to Striking Workers Makes Debt Crisis Worse, Pushes Taxes Higher

California employers would be forced to subsidize striking workers, and probably see their taxes increased, under a bill passed by the Legislature and awaiting...

Study Shows Employers Paying Price for Strain on Unemployment Insurance System

California’s vast unemployment insurance system has been under enormous strain since 2020, and employers are paying the price. A study in consultation with two eminent practitioners...

New Policy Tool on Higher Education and Workforce

A respected nonpartisan policy research organization has released a comprehensive and useful policy tool to assess and advance higher education and workforce outcomes. California Competes:...

Governor’s Infrastructure Proposal Cuts Red Tape to Speed Project Delivery

Budget surpluses may be a thing of the past, but Governor Gavin Newsom can still initiate massive new investments in state infrastructure—if he can...
Loren Kaye

Prudent Budget Proposal Keeps Key Commitments, No Tax Hikes

Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised budget last Friday, revealing a larger revenue shortfall, higher estimated safety net spending, but even so not a...
Loren Kaye

Assembly Committee Approves Bill Undermining Direct Democracy

Legislation that would diminish voters’ ability to hold elected leaders accountable was approved by the Assembly Elections Committee yesterday. Introduced by the committee chairman, Assemblymember...
Loren Kaye

How ‘New Frontier’ Tax Will Hurt State Revenues

To the delight of the tax and spending lobby, Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) has again introduced a tax on wealth. Inspired by government...

Don’t Treat California as a ‘Luxury Good’

The Golden State has enjoyed as much prosperity and created as much wealth as any society on the planet. Its economic output rivals Germany and...

Governor’s Budget Plans for Uncertain Economy

Governor Gavin Newsom presented a balanced budget with no new general tax increases. He identified a $22.5 billion “shortfall” between previously expected revenues and...
Property Taxes

Voters Maintain Support for Proposition 13, Increase Support for Improving Resolution of Labor Litigation

We previously reported on voters’ anxieties about the economy, the state’s business climate, crime, and drought and climate change. Voters have strong opinions about...