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More Analysis Needed on State-Run Retirement Savings Program

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups say more analysis is needed before the state proceeds with developing a retirement...

CalChamber-Backed Bills to Address Teacher Shortage Move

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help California public schools recruit and retain quality teachers passed out of their respective policy committees...

CalChamber International Luncheon Highlights U.S./California-Irish Trade

Economic and trade ties are an important facet of overall U.S./California-Irish relations explained the Honorable Alan Kelly T.D., Irish Minister for the environment, community...

Call for Interviewees: Research Project on CEQA Litigation and Public Engagement

A team of University of Southern California graduate students is analyzing the California Environmental Quality Act to better understand whether CEQA litigation amounts to...

Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, urging Republicans to approve a long-time jurist...

California Economy: Still Outpacing the Nation

California has a lot to crow about. In the last four years the state has accelerated to become one of the fastest growing in...

CalChamber Joins Coalition to Oppose Overreaching Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a broad coalition of retailers, farmers, parents and small business owners that have organized a campaign committee...

California Proposes Regulations on Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) recently issued proposed regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions. In part,...

California Supreme Court Will Stream Arguments Online

The California Supreme Court will begin streaming oral arguments online as the judiciary works to improve access and fairness in the court system, the...
CalChamber Advocacy

CalChamber Takes Positions on Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently took positions on the following initiatives proposed for the November 2016 ballot: California Drug Price Relief...

Doing Business in Latin America: Ambassador Explains Challenges

Observations on conditions affecting companies doing business in Latin America were presented at a recent California Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering by Ambassador Jamal...

CalChamber Underscores Broad Negative Impact of November Infrastructure Initiative

Less investment in much-needed infrastructure, increased costs and more litigation are just some of the negative ramifications of the “No Blank Checks Initiative” on...

Legislature Passes Well-Crafted Health Plan Funding Proposal

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported special session health plan funding proposal passed the legislature yesterday and is headed to the Governor. SBX2 2 (E. Hernandez;...

CalChamber Backs Renewed Effort on Federal Water Bill

Plan Improves Ability to Capture/Store Water U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced an updated proposal to provide long-term and short-term solutions to the state’s historic...

Property Tax Hike Initiative Won’t Be on November Ballot

Proponents of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed plan to increase taxes on commercial property to fund poverty reduction programs have called off efforts to...

Oral Arguments Today in Landmark Education Case

A three-judge panel at the Second District Court of Appeal today will hear arguments in the landmark teacher tenure case, Vergara v. California. The California...

Institute Report: Focus on Civics Education to Increase Voter Turnout

California elections have a turnout problem and one of the best ways to combat this shortfall is a more robust and comprehensive civics education...

Negotiators Meet This Week to Discuss Transatlantic Partnership Agreement

A 12th round of European Union-United States trade talks will take place in Brussels this week for a potential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...

What’s the Number One Federal Complaint? Retaliation

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year...

You Can Help Reform How California Pays for Roads and Highways

California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much...