Tag: Top Stories

An Unhealthy Dependence on the Rich​​​​

A robust rainy day reserve, which socks away unanticipated taxes, is the best hedge against a return to the bad old days of budget...

Study: California Businesses Average 19% Higher Operating Costs

California businesses on average have 19% higher operating costs per job than businesses in the rest of the country, according to a study released...

CFO of the Year Award: Nonprofit Public Agency – Larry Dicke

CFO of the Year Award: Nonprofit/public agency - Larry Dicke, Executive Vice President/CFO, California Chamber of Commerce (August 5, 2014) ​Larry Dicke loves to tell his...

Governor, Mexico Foreign Minister Tout Longstanding Mexico-California Ties

Longstanding historical, cultural and commercial ties between Mexico an​d California were in the spotlight yesterday at the luncheon hosted by the California Chamber of...

California Supreme Court Decides Commission Issue

A recent California Supreme ​Court ruling interprets how to apply a key test to determine whether a commissioned inside sales employee is exempt from...

Commerce Officials Give Update on U.S. Program to Boost Investment

Economic development organizations in California and across the nation can turn to a program within the U.S. Department of Commerce for help in attracting,...

CalChamber in Court: State High Court Decisions: One Victory, One Mixed​​​​​​​​​

One decision issued by the California Supreme Court this week marked a victory for the business perspective on defibrillators, while the second was a...

Draft Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Will Increase Uncertainty, Litigation

Pre-regulatory draft changes proposed to the state’s Proposition 65 regulations by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will increase business uncertainty and...

California Roads, Highways Losing Their Financial Base​​​​​​

The primary tax source to maintain and improve our state’s transportation infrastructure has been eroding for many years. The excise tax paid on each...

CalChamber International Forum: Strong Trade Opportunities Essential for State to Compete in Global Market

The importance of trade to the California economy was the focus of an international forum hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce in observance...

Fully Funded Court System Essential to State’s Economic Success

Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee As the Legislature begins the last few weeks of deliberations on the state’s 2014-15 budget priorities, what should the...

Commentary: Exports Key to Economic Growth, Jobs​

Perennial Leader California Accounts for More than 10% of U.S. Exports U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has kicked off World Trade Month 2014 by reiterating...

New Law Supports Job Creation in California’s Space Industry

​Cross posted with the Los Angeles News Group Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 777, by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, a bill that will help...

North American Trade Pact: Opportunities for Improvement 20 Years Later

Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force, trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico has increased and...

CalChamber Files Friend-of-Court Briefs to Defend Workers’ Compensation Reforms

The California Chamber of Commerce is defending major provisions of workers’ compensation reform legislation and working to ensure fairness in friend-of-the-court briefs filed...

CalChamber Joins Labor Commissioner, Labor to Launch Wage Theft Education Campaign

The California Chamber of Commerce joined California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su and the California Labor Federation yesterday in announcing the start of a...

Civics and Business: Business Relies on Population Educated in Democracy

​Cross posted in the San Jose Mercury News Why should business leaders and innovators care about civics education? After all, consumers don't need to be...

Bill Keeping State Competitive in Aerospace Flies Through Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that ensures California remains a competitive environment for an emerging multibillion-dollar industry passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with...

CalChamber Joins Discover America Partnership to Advance Visa/Travel Reforms

The California Chamber Commerce has joined the Discover America Partnership (DAP), a diverse coalition of industries and associations whose work depends on safe and...

CalChamber Urges Action on Immigration Reform

Last week, the House Republican conference released its Standards for Immigration Reform.These principles call for a fix to our nation’s immigration system and acknowledge...