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    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will provide much-needed scheduling flexibility for employers and employees will be considered in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee. AB 2482 (Voepel; R-Santee) allows for an employee-selected flexible work schedule and relieves employers of the administrative cost and burden of adopting an alternative workweek schedule on a per ...read more
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    Monday, April 16, 2018
    Planning international travel this summer? Buena Park is making those plans easier by now offering passport services by appointment. The City of Buena Park City Clerk's Office is designated as an authorized United States Passport Acceptance Facility. Hours of operation for passport acceptance services are by appointment only, Monday through Thursday and alternating Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 ...read more
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    Monday, April 16, 2018
    State law mandates electronic submission of tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits for all employers. In August 2015, California passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1245 requiring all employers to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD). This law became effective for employers with 10 or more employees ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Acacia and Robert C. Fisler Schools have been named 2018 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education.  This is the State’s top honor for public schools and is based on a school’s overall achievement or significant improvement in scores.  Statewide, 287 schools received the honor, which returned after a three-year hiatus, and replaced the California Gold Ribbon ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    SACRAMENTO - California’s total revenues of $8.02 billion for March were higher than estimates in the governor’s 2018-19 proposed budget by 6.0 percent, and above 2017-18 Budget Act projections by 10.8 percent, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today. For the fiscal year overall, the “big three” sources of General Fund revenue–personal income tax (PIT), retail sales and use tax, and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    This week, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D - Orange County) engaged the California National Guard and Governor Jerry Brown about the impact of homelessness in Orange County, and was instrumental in securing the approval of an extension of the Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelter Program for at least 90 days past the scheduled April closure. The Fullerton and Santa Ana armories ...read more
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    Friday, April 06, 2018
    The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of job killer bills. The list of 21 bills have been identified as those that pose the greatest threat to California’s job climate and economy.   In releasing the job killer list, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg said, “Each bill on this year’s job killer list poses a threat to certainty for employers and investors in our ...read more
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    Friday, March 23, 2018
    An Assembly policy committee gave near-unanimous approval this week to a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will reduce the number of surplus household consumer products unnecessarily managed as hazardous waste. Consumers and the environment will benefit if AB 2660 (Quirk; D-Hayward) becomes law. It allows surplus consumer products to be donated or recycled by making explicit ...read more
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    Friday, March 23, 2018
    As President Donald R. Trump’s intention of imposing tariffs on $50 billion of exports from China loomed like a cloud, the Chinese Consul General, Ambassador Luo Linquan, hosted a reception and dinner for approximately 30 business leaders at his residence on Wednesday, March 21. The event focused on foreign direct investment into China, as well as China’s outward foreign direct investment, but ...read more
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    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    The North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) has retained Communications LAB to provide support to the chamber for government affairs, public policy and Political Action Committee management activities.    Communications LAB has extensive experience in this field, having worked for the Orange County Taxpayers Association (OCTax) and the South Orange County Economic Coalition (SOCEC).  Francisco ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is currently recruiting members for the Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). The TOC is an independent committee formed after the passage of Measure M in 1990. The committee upholds the integrity of the measure by monitoring the use of OC Go (formerly Measure M) funds and ensuring that all the revenue collected from OC Go is spent on voter-approved ...read more
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