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Senate Passes Long-Term Highway Bill, but 3-Month Patch Still Needed After House Leaves Town

The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, but with House lawmakers already dispersed for their August recess, the bill will become just one more...
Corporate Responsibility Magazine

33 CalChamber Member Companies Make Cut for Best Corporate Citizens List

Thirty-three California Chamber of Commerce member companies recently made Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 16th annual list of “100 Best Corporate Citizens 2015.” The companies that made...

Senate Fiscal Committee to Consider Bill that May Increase Health Care Premiums

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that may will drive up the cost of health care premiums will be considered by the Senate Appropriations...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

Numerous business priorities remain to be considered when legislators reconvene after their summer recess, according to the California Chamber of Commerce summary of the...

CalChamber Board Votes to Oppose No Blank Checks Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that its Board of Directors has voted to oppose the “No Blank Checks” initiative. “This measure is dangerous...

Teachers Summit to Provide Network Opportunities, Strategies, Resources

​A coalition of California education institutions is inviting all preschool through high school California teachers and administrators to attend a July 31 summit to...

Veterans Reporting Opens Soon: New Compliance Form Available

The federal Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) collects and compiles data on the employment of veterans with federal contractors and subcontractors. Federal contractors and...

United States, Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations

After 54 years, the United States and Cuba yesterday restored full diplomatic relations following the Cold War. The California Chamber of Commerce is hopeful...

Four Job Creator Bills Still Moving

​Four job creator bills are still alive following the July 17 deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor. The California...

Job Killer Update: 10 Bills Still Alive Following Policy Committee Deadline

​As of today, the deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor, seven Senate job killer bills and two Assembly...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Job Killer Bill Headed to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire has passed the Legislature and is...

Rx for Paid Sick Leave: Amendments Effective Immediately

On July 13, the Legislature passed “clean up” amendments to the paid sick leave law – the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014....

Climate Change Job Killer Bills Carry Huge Economic Risks

​Two job killer bills dealing with climate change that defy common sense and ignore economic realities are set to be heard in the Assembly...

Governor Signs Job Creator Bill Speeding Roadway Repair/Maintenance

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that expedites and reduces costs for roadway repair and maintenance projects was signed by Governor Edmund...

Assembly Policy Committee Moves Job Killer Bill; May Increase Fuel Cost

SB 350 (de León; D-Los Angeles) potentially increases costs and burdens on all Californians by mandating an arbitrary and unrealistic reduction of petroleum...
export-import-bank

​CalChamber Calls on Congressional Delegation to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

As Congress reconvenes on Tuesday, July 7, the California Chamber of Commerce is asking the state’s representatives to support reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank,...

Clarifying California’s Sick Leave Law: Employers Must Have Policy in Place to Cap Sick...

In the midst of much misinformation and confusion, yesterday, July 1, marked the day California employers were required to begin providing paid sick leave...

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report,...

Independent Redistricting Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court; CalChamber Welcomes Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday upheld the constitutionality of Arizona citizens’ decision to have congressional district lines drawn by an independent redistricting commission rather...

President Signs CalChamber-Supported Trade Bills

U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday signed California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that renews the authority for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate...