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CalChamber publishes “job killer” list for 2018

The California Chamber of Commerce added three more pieces of legislation last week to its “job killer” list for 2018. In total, the group has identified 24 bills – 18 new and 6 carried over from last year. Except for

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 5

Millennials matter in elections 21 to smoke SCOTUS on Gov. Brown’s sentencing initiative Education still near the bottom Influential liberal groups complain business group has too much influence Happy Cinco de Mayo. It’s also Thursday. Are California millennials a political bellwether?

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Pro-biz group releases “job-killer” and “job-creator” lists

The annual “job-creator” and “job-killer” lists are out — 31 top priorities of the California Chamber of Commerce. The pro-business group, which spent nearly $4.3 million in 2015 on lobbying in the Capitol, is primarily focused on reducing “meritless” litigation for job creation.

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Lawmakers take step toward retirement fund for all Californians

State policy makers on Monday inched closer to a state-run retirement system for workers who don’t have access to employer-run accounts. Secure Choice, if implemented, would require employers of five or more people to automatically enroll employees into portable retirement

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Bill could make it easier to increase transportation taxes

A bill that a taxpayer group is calling an attack on Proposition 13 and which the California Chamber of Commerce has dubbed a “job killer,” was approved by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee last week. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4

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‘Job killer’ employee schedule bill passes Assembly committee

A bill that punishes businesses for changing employees’ work schedules recently passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, despite the California Chamber of Commerce warning that it’s a “job killer.” Assembly Bill 357 affects California food and retail businesses with

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Senate committee OKs increased energy regulation

A bill that ratchets up energy restrictions in California passed a Senate policy committee last week, despite concerns from business representatives and Republican legislators that it will drive up energy costs, cost jobs and place too much power in the

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CA leads nation in job creation — Should CalChamber ‘job killer’ list receive credit?

  While surveys of business executives still rank California as one of the worst places to do business, the record on job creation has been bright in the Golden State over the last year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported

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CalChamber Sues to halt Cap and Trade Auction 8

Nov. 13, 2012 Katy Grimes: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit today to halt and “invalidate” the California Air Resources Board’s cap and trade auction scheduled for tomorrow. The Chamber is arguing that the California Air Resources Board

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