Posts Tagged ‘California Chamber of Commerce’

Democratic lawmakers again kill work flex bill

Friday, January 17th, 2014

In what has become an annual tradition in Sacramento, Democratic legislators have killed a bill to provide more flexibility in the hours that employees work. “Assembly Bill 907 would have allowed Californians to work more than eight hours in a day without overtime in exchange for additional tim...

Bill aims to curb human trafficking

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

When Angela Guanzon was offered the opportunity to leave the Philippines and work in the United States, she felt like she had won the lottery. But when she arrived, her dream turned into a nightmare. Guanzon was told by the Filipino woman who brought her and 10 others to the U.S. that she owed $12,0...

State Dems eager to implement Obamacare train wreck

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The wheels may be starting to come off the Obamacare train as it rolls out nationally. But California Democrats are more interested in greasing the skids than preventing what critics fear will be a train wreck. SB 639, by Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, is one of several bills making their way ...

‘Job killer’ bill could increase CEQA litigation

Friday, April 26th, 2013

April 26, 2013 By Dave Roberts There has been discussion by Sacramento politicians in the past year about the need to reform the California Environmental Quality Act in order to remove litigious roadblocks to new development, thereby boosting the state economy. But so far, the Democrats who contro...

Prop. 13 ‘split roll’ looms: Karma for Chamber of Commerce?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012 By Chris Reed For years, the California Chamber of Commerce has had a squishy aversion to confrontation and a comfort level with Sacramento's machine politicians that should inflame any small-government conservative. What has this toadying and willingness to fight against constructive...

Chamber launches ‘California Comeback’

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Here's an ad: “California is struggling … badly.  Two million people out of work… Huge deficits… High taxes… Over-regulation…"  "Instead of creating jobs, politicians increased spending $30 billion since 2008. And bureaucrats put $37 billion in hidden...

These bills would kill even more Calif. jobs

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
These bills would kill even more Calif. jobs

Aug. 15, 2012 By Dave Roberts California’s official unemployment rate in June was 10.7 percent, third highest in the country. It’s been in double digits for 42 straight months. When those who have stopped looking for work or are underemployed are included, California’s real unemployment rate...

Bad news for CA housing recovery

Monday, July 9th, 2012

July 9, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Just as the housing industry is showing signs of recovery, California's Democratic officials have concocted a "solution" that adds regulations and higher costs to the foreclosure process. These are the same officials who can't produce an honest budget ...

Cal Chamber lists ‘jobs killer’ bills

Friday, April 13th, 2012

April 13, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Nearly two and a half years into California’s recovery from its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, more than 2 million state residents are officially unemployed. Another 1 million are either underemployed–working part-time or temporary jobs wh...

CA Launches Green Chemistry Inquisition

Monday, February 6th, 2012

FEB. 6, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI No one expects the California Green Chemistry Inquisition. In post-industrial California, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control has launched an inquisition called the Green Chemistry Initiative to determine if there are safer alternatives to the use ...