Tag: Preston Young

Repeat Proposals Make It to Governor’s Desk

On September 10, the first year of California’s two-year legislative session ended with over 800 bills being sent to the Governor where they will...

State Board of Equalization Holding Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing on August 24

On August 24, 2021, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing virtually, starting at 10:00 a.m. According...

It’s Time to End 2020’s Emergency Tax Increases

In 2020 California passed a budget that reflected dire financial circumstances. A raging pandemic and shuttered economy led politicians and pundits to believe...

CalChamber Opposes Proposal Increasing Health Care Costs

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will increase health care costs for employers and employees is set to be considered by the Assembly...

Business Groups Urge Restoration of Tax Credits, Net Operating Loss Deduction

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups are urging state legislators to restore the net operating loss deduction and business...

IRS Extends Federal Tax Filing Deadline, California Follows Suit

On March 17, 2021 the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the...

Single-Payer Health Care – Brought to You by 40 Million Payers

On February 19, a throng of legislators, led by Assemblymember Kalra, introduced AB 1400, the Guaranteed Health Care for All bill (a.k.a. CalCare, a.k.a....

Bills Offer Business Economic Relief

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber Policy Advocate Preston Young discuss three...

CalChamber Leads Coalition Support for SB 74, Keep California Working Act

A coalition of more than 40 business organizations led by the California Chamber of Commerce have announced their support for SB 74 (Borgeas; R-Fresno),...

CalChamber Leads Coalition Support for SB 74, Keep California Working Act

A coalition of more than 40 business organizations led by the California Chamber of Commerce have announced their support for SB 74 (Borgeas; R-Fresno),...

State Updates Vaccine Allocation Guidelines

Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continue to work toward allocating COVID-19 vaccines to a broader segment of the...

Policy Briefing – Tax Fatigue

(January 22, 2021) Moderated by Preston Young, CalChamber policy advocate, the briefing featured presentations by experts on state and local tax impacts, plus a study...

California Department of Public Health Seeks to Accelerate Vaccine Distribution

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued recommendations for accelerating the pace at which COVID-19 vaccines are distributed to Californians. Currently, the...

Governor’s Recovery Plan is Clear: Stop Increasing Taxes!

As discussed in my earlier blog this week, in September, Governor Newsom publicly expressed his opposition to new state tax increases. Yesterday, he unveiled...

Now is Not the Time for Tax Increases

When Governor Newsom endorsed Prop 15 in September – which voters soundly rejected in November – he specifically said “In a global, mobile economy,...

CalChamber Joins California’s Community Vaccine Advisory Committee

The California Chamber of Commerce will be joining a broad coalition of community stakeholders to serve on the state’s Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. The committee...

Proposition 15 Defeated, Now What?

Proposition 15 was defeated by over 600,000 votes and California managed to avoid another landmine on the road to economic recovery. The initiative would...

California’s Riddling Business Climate

As the clock struck midnight on August 31, one of the most unpredictable legislative sessions in California history came to a close. On the...

New Job Killer Bill Increases Taxes on Small Business During Economic Crisis

A bill that will impose a massive retroactive tax increase on California’s small businesses and taxpayers has been added to the California Chamber of...

Struggling Businesses Face Billions in Increased Taxes

2020’s recipe has proven to be equal parts unpredictable and incalculable with a heaping helping of calamity and lest we forget the generous scoop...