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Potential Hit to Gasoline Supplies Held in Committee  |  Posted on: April 27th, 2017

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that jeopardizes the production of California-based fuel stalled in its first policy committee this week when committee members failed to bring the … Continue reading »

Senate Health Committee to Hear Single Payer Job Killer Today  |  Posted on: April 26th, 2017

The Senate Health Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system in California. SB 562 (Lara; … Continue reading »

Assembly Committee Oks Targeted Tax on Contractors  |  Posted on: April 25th, 2017

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that imposes a tax on companies that do business with California’s prison systems passed the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee yesterday. AB … Continue reading »

Calif. Chamber Of Commerce Releases Annual Job Killer Bills List  |  Posted on: April 21st, 2017

The California Chamber of Commerce is out with its annual job killer list of bills introduced by state lawmakers. There are 23 proposed measures on the list that CalChamber says … Continue reading »

Job Killer Bills Continue to Advance in Senate  |  Posted on: April 10th, 2017

Senate policy committees last week continued to approve California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara), imposing a new maternity and … Continue reading »

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Gov. Jerry Brown, in 14th Year as Governor, Hits a New High in Vetoes  |  Posted on: October 3rd, 2016

Brown’s vetoes this year included one of the five bills named by the California Chamber of Commerce as “job killers” that survived the legislative session. Since 1999, the chamber has … Continue reading »

Governor Vetoes Job Killer; SB 654 Would Have Imposed Significant Costs on Small Business  |  Posted on: September 30th, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Governor today vetoed SB 654 (Jackson), a CalChamber job killer bill that would have increased costs and burdens on small business employers in the state. “We … Continue reading »

SB 654 is Attack on Small Business; CalChamber Issues Call to Action  |  Posted on: August 23rd, 2016

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging small business owns to contact their Legislators and the Governor to express strong opposition to SB 654 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara). The bill, identified … Continue reading »

Bill to End Gender Disparity in Retail Pricing is Withdrawn After Pushback from Industry Lobbyists  |  Posted on: June 29th, 2016

Other opponents said the bill created gray areas that could lead to excessive and costly accusations over pricing. Jennifer Barrera, a lobbyist with the California Chamber of Commerce, said she … Continue reading »

‘Pink Tax’ Bill Dies: You’ll Still Pay More for Products Marketed to Women  |  Posted on: June 29th, 2016

But the business-friendly California Chamber of Commerce branded the bill a “job killer” and pushed for its defeat. The California Retailers Association said it was unworkable and would result in … Continue reading »

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California Single-Payer Healthcare Bill Passes First Committee Test

A sweeping measure that would establish government-run universal healthcare in California cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday as scores of supporters crammed into the Capitol to advocate for a single-payer … Continue reading »