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CALIFORNIA TOPS POVERTY LIST

February 3, 2017

Quantifying something that the business community has been warning about for years, California’s strict laws on a variety of issues and regulatory thicket has made our state one of the most expensive states in the nation and has pushed our “supplemental poverty measure” to the dubious first-place in the nation position. “The US Census Bureau’s More »

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL CALIFORNIANS

And to further break down the poverty numbers in the state – rural vs. urban – and offer business oriented solutions, one of our favorite deep thinkers, Loren Kaye, offers the following: Nearly one of three Californians receives subsidized health care through Medi-Cal. More than 3.3 million schoolchildren receive subsidized school lunches—about More »

JOBKILLERS!

Although early in the legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce has already tagged four bills as “job killers” – the worst of the worst bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law. As a CalChamber member and coalition partner in Sacramento we stand with them to help modify or defeat these More »

SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL ADA REFORM!

We have joined a large coalition of stakeholders in Washington D.C. to applaud and support the introduction of H.R. 620, “The ADA Education and Reform Act.” Recently in California we have seen several major reforms to the statewide implementation of the ADA, which are intended to increase access while reducing unnecessary lawsuits. This legislation More »

STATE-OF-THE-STATE

January 27, 2017

Governor Brown delivered his “State of the State” address earlier this week, a speech in which he highlighted sharpened lines between the state and federal governments and implored citizens to “Act as Californian’s first.” In his remarks he quoted Woody Guthrie, discussed plans for infrastructure, and took some of his time to swear in new More »

BILL REQUIRES ALL RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose) introduced this week would require private residential projects built on private property that are built pursuant to an agreement with the state or a political subdivision to meet the requirements for projects that are defined as “public works.” This bill has many very concerned in that it would make already scarce affordable More »

SOLAR MANDATE COMING?

SB 71 (Weiner; D-San Francisco) is a “spot bill” that states the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require the installation of solar photovoltaic systems or solar water heating systems in solar zones provided for pursuant to Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations. According to the author’s office, they are looking More »

JOBKILLERS!

Although early in the legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce has already tagged four bills as “job killers” – the worst of the worst bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law. As a CalChamber member and coalition partner in Sacramento we stand with them to help modify or defeat these More »

SINGLE-USE TOILET FACILITY REGULATIONS

Recent legislation (Chapter 818, Statutes of 2016 [AB 1732]) requires that single occupancy (single-user) toilet facilities be identified for use by any gender, as opposed to being gender specific. This requirement applies to new facilities and existing facilities, effective March 1, 2017. The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has issued a regulatory More »

STATE MOVING AHEAD WITH GHG PLAN FULL STEAM

The federal government may have removed the “Climate Change” page from the White House’s website, but California is doing no such thing. In 2006, the Legislature passed the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), which created a comprehensive, multi-year program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California. AB 32 required More »

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