California Chamber of Commerce

Mark Leno

California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.


California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Brown Supports Raising California Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Governor Jerry Brown says he supports legislation what would increase California’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour by 2015.


(L-R) Betsy Butler, Michael Allen (CBS)

California PACs Reveal Secret Spending To Help Oust Incumbent Democrats

More than six months after the November election, two major California political action committees are revealing their joint role in ousting two incumbent Democrats from the state Assembly.


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Business Group Files Suit Over California Greenhouse Gas System

California’s largest business group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the validity of the state’s cap-and-trade program on the eve of the first pollution permit auction.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Seeks Business Support For Tax Hike Proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown is pitching his proposal to raise the state sales and income taxes to an audience that traditionally opposes tax increases—members of the California Chamber of Commerce.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Business Group Backs California Democrats’ Push To Streamline Regulations

Two proposals California Democrats hope will attract more companies and jobs to the state have won praise from the California Chamber of Commerce.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Chamber Of Commerce Says It Could Support Tax Vote

California Chamber of Commerce president Allan Zaremberg said any lawmaker who votes for “a solution that is comprehensive and helps solve the budget crisis” will get the group’s support.

CBS San Francisco–03/03/2011

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Lobbyists To Host Schwarzenegger Farewell Party

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is leaving office just as he came in — with a party paid for by outside interest groups.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

Assemblyman Mike Villines, R-Clovis. (AP)

ConsumerWatch: Insurers Help Fund Insurance Commissioner Candidate

With some big political contests here in California, the race for State Insurance Commissioner is finally getting some attention. That’s because of some big, last minute donations.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/28/2010