Tag: Top Stories

13 CalChamber Member Companies Land on ‘Best Places to Work’ in Sacramento List​​​​

Thirteen California Chamber of Commerce member companies were chosen by the Sacramento Business Journal as some of the best places to work in the...

Emergency Water Package Passes Legislature

A $1 billion emergency relief drought package passed the Legislature this week and was expected to be signed by the Governor. California has entered the...

California Senate Moves $1 Billion Water Plan Amid Drought

​The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate...

CalChamber Backs Bill Supporting Career Technical Education

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that establishes a new career technical education (CTE) matching-grant program will be heard in the Senate Education Committee...

Scheduling Mandate Bill a Job Killer for Employers​​

Legislation imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on retailers has been identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. AB 357​ (Chiu; D-San...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Expedites, Reduces Cost for Roadway Repair/Maintenance

AB 323 (Olsen; R-Modesto) extends indefinitely the current California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption for certain roadway repair and maintenance projects. The exemption applies...

Assembly Committee Passes Government Data Breach Requirements

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that requires government entities to provide protection when personal information is part of a data breach unanimously passed...

Normalized Relations with Cuba Could Open Trade Opportunities for U.S., State

The potential for chan​ged relations with Cuba to open economic and trade opportunities for U.S. and California companies was the subject of a lively...

State Economy Strengthens in Face of Port, Drought, Domestic Outmigration Challenges

California’s economy continues to power forward, with many of the Golden State’s largest and most important industries gaining momentum over the course of 2014,...

CalChamber in Court: Don’t Make One Employer Liable for Another’s Independent Contractor Misclassification

Also signing the brief in the case of Noe v. Superior Court were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Civil Justice Association of...

CalChamber Member Companies Among Fortune Magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces​

Seven California Chamber of Commerce member companies have been ranked among the “50 Best Small and Medium-Size Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine. Small...

​California Supreme Court Issues Key CEQA Decision

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that evidence that a project may have a significant effect on the environment does not, in and...

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority​​​​

The recent port slowdown made headlines across the country and is estimated to have cost the national economy about $2 billion a day. And, no...
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Capitol Coffee Break: Late for Work?​​

Every now and then, the morning just doesn’t go right and you wind up running late for work. Being late to work is the...

CalChamber Joins Water Security Coalition

The California Chamber of Commerce is one of the initial partners in a new coalition that is working to promote the Governor’s proposed fix...

Ports Increasingly Bustling Again After Tentative Labor Deal​

The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the...

Stay Informed with CalChamber Alert App Version 2.0​​​​​​

A new version of the California Chamber of Commerce Alert app is available for download now. Besides a new look, Version 2.0​ gives readers the...

CalChamber Capitol Report: California and U.S. Set New Export Record

Newly released trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce revealed another record-breaking year in exports for California and the United States. http://youtu.be/4amfXeBqnHI “With more than...

AB 60 Driver’s License and I-9 Requirements

As a result of AB 60 legislation, the Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing driver’s licenses in January of this year to persons who...

CalChamber in Court: Urges State Supreme Court to Review Independent Contractor Test​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging it to review and decide what test should...