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State on Track to Vaccinate Californians Over 65 by June

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) expanded the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to people over the age of 65 after frontline health care...

After COVID-19, Drought Threat Still Looms

California is enveloped in balmy weather that’s more like spring than mid-winter — and that’s not a good thing. We have seen only scant rain...

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...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Be Required?

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what...

Cal/OSHA Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Last year, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved emergency COVID-19 temporary standards, which became effective and enforceable on November 30, 2020. Under...

Alert – January 8, 2021

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Allies Join CalChamber Call for COVID Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers sent...

State Expects to Receive Surplus Revenue, But Sees Deficits on the Horizon

Despite enjoying a record $34 billion budget surplus and prudent reserves from burgeoning but one-time tax revenues, California budget officials expect to see fiscal...

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...

A New Year, A New Deal: The UK’s Future Relationship with California

Following are observations on future United Kingdom-California relations by Joe White, Tech Envoy to the United States and British Consul General San Francisco; and...

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 Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

Governor’s Recovery Plan to Add $575 Million to Small Business Grant Program

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom released a preview of his budget plan to help California businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Equitable Recovery for...

Lucas Public Affairs CEO to Chair CalChamber in 2021

Donna L. Lucas, chief executive officer and president of Lucas Public Affairs (LPA), has been elected the 2021 chair of the California Chamber of...

African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Effect Now; Fully Operational in 2030

After five years of negotiations on cutting cross-border tariffs, trade and investment opportunities in Africa are in the spotlight as the African nations prepare...

State Finance Director to Review Governor’s 2021 California Budget in Free Webinar

Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler will be outlining Governor Gavin Newsom's 2021 budget priorities in an online webinar presented by the California Chamber of...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Appointments of Alex Padilla, Dr. Shirley Weber

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg issued the following statements following Governor Gavin Newsom's announcements naming Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate seat...

Update on Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations

As we head into the new year, California continues to see a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections, and some employers are starting...

Governor’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary Departs

Ann O’Leary, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Chief of Staff, left the administration yesterday after working in the role since the Governor took office. “CalChamber thanks Ann...