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Expanded Panama Canal Opens to Transit

The $5.2 billion Panama Canal Expansion has opened to transit and will double the waterway’s cargo capacity, enhancing the canal’s efficiency, reliability and customer...
Job Creators

Committee Rejects Flexible Workweek Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill providing employers with the flexibility to accommodate employees’ needs was rejected by the Senate Labor and...

CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Job Killer Leave Mandate

A job killer bill that would have overwhelmed small businesses with administering a new protected leave of absence and subjected them to threats of...

CalChamber, Linked Learning Alliance Form Network to Help Youth Find Jobs

The California Chamber of Commerce and the Linked Learning Alliance have launched a California network of employer associations committed to advancing youth opportunities and...

CalChamber Opposition, Local Business Testimony Help Delay Vote on Job Killer

The Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday delayed voting on a job killer bill that if passed, will expose businesses to costly litigation when goods are...

Three CalChamber Members Appointed to Federal Travel Advisory Board

Three California Chamber of Commerce members have been appointed to the federal Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Continues Push to Clarify Draft Prop. 65 Warning Rules

A coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to highlight “unclear and ambiguous” sections of draft changes to the state’s Proposition 65...
Job Creators

Flexible Workweek Bill Set for Hearing

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill providing employers with the flexibility to accommodate employees’ needs is scheduled to be considered by the...

Language Increasing Permit Processing Costs Inserted into Budget Trailer Bills

California Chamber of Commerce-opposed language that significantly increases permit processing costs has been inserted into two budget trailer bills, which have been designated as...

CalChamber Supports Governor’s Plan to Expedite Housing Development

The California Chamber of Commerce supports language proposed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in a budget trailer proposal that allows new market-rate housing...

California Grows An Educational Approach That Links Student Aspirations To Workforce Needs

Cross posted on Forbes online. Simon Tran is on the fast track. A junior at the Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design in San...
Job Creators

Three Job Creator Bills Moving

(June 10, 2016) Three of 14 bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job creators are still alive following the June 3 deadline...

A Look at Tuesday Night’s Legislative Results—Counting Continues

In looking at the results from Tuesday’s California primary in Democratic open seats, we can say preliminarily that the outcomes look very positive for...

AP News Guide: California Primary Highlights

Voters in the nation's most populous state have cast their ballots, bringing the six-month presidential primary almost to a close — Washington, D.C. holds...

CalChamber Urges Members to Vote Today

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to vote in today’s election. There are a number of critical down ballot legislative races where...

Long-Term Implications for California Employers in Down-Ticket Legislative Contests

A barn burner of a contest between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has generated a lot of national media interest in Tuesday’s California...

Job Killer Update: Only Four Bills Pass to Second House

Friday was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. Only four job killer bills subject to the first...

Remembering Kirk West

Kirk West, longtime California business leader and confidante to governors, passed away yesterday. He was 79. For two decades Kirk was the leading voice for business...

Three Housing and Land Use Bills Await Action by Legislators

California legislators can either hurt or help housing availability and affordability depending on how they vote on the following three bills. Affordable Housing Barriers The California...

Job Killer Update: One Arbitration Discrimination Bill Stalls, One Remains on Assembly Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that seeks to ban arbitration clauses for alleged civil rights violations was refused passage in the Assembly...