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    California Latino Economic Institute

    The California Latino Economic Institute, a culmination of a collaboration between the California Business Roundtable and the California Latino Legislative Caucus, convened its inaugural forum and lunch program on Feb. 1, 2017.

    The forum featured leading California experts in Latino politics, policy and business, including former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Sempra Energy Vice President Dennis Arriola and Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
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    Governor's Budget Summary: 2017-2018

    The proposed 2017-18 state budget is $179.5 billion. It includes $122.5 billion General Fund, $54.6 billion special funds, and $2.4 billion bond funds. Learn More
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    Energy and Climate Change Survey

    2nd Annual CBRT Survey on Energy and the Environment Shows Support for Expanding Climate Change Policies Erode Once Costs Are Considered Learn More
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    The Truth About Split Roll

    For nearly 40 years, Proposition 13 has maintained stable and predictable property taxes for California homeowners and businesses. SCA 5 would dismantle the foundation of one of the most important propositions ever passed by voters. Learn More
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    California Business Roundtable Launches the Center for Jobs and the Economy

    The Center will provide a comprehensive view of California’s employment picture by region as well as by demographics and industry sectors. READ MORE
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    Restricting Independent Contracting Will Slow Economic Growth

    If government agencies restrict independent contracting in California the results will slow economic growth and add to the state’s unemployment rate, according to a new analysis by economic policy expert and former California chief economist, Philip J. Romero.


Priorities Spotlight


California’s Five-Year Infrastructure Plan 2017

The California Infrastructure Planning Act requires the Governor to submit a five-year
infrastructure plan to the Legislature for consideration with the annual budget bill.
The 2017 Five-Year Infrastructure Plan (Plan) reflects the Governor’s proposal for investing
$43 billion in state infrastructure over the next five years.

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    Business Climate

    California’s policy makers must work together to restore the promise of economic growth and prosperity. The state’s current business climate is hindering job creation efforts and stifling economic growth.

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    California’s future economic competitiveness demands an educated and highly skilled workforce. Business must be a unifying voice for the rapid improvement of our state’s public schools.

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    California continues to live off the legacy of past generations investment in infrastructure. Our long term economic prosperity demands that we make investments today to rebuild and strengthen our infrastructure.

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    Regulatory Reform

    California’s regulatory environment is the most costly and uncertain in the nation. Clear, consistent and wise regulations not only protect the well-being of the population but improve the business climate.

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News & Updates

  • Governor Brown Proposes 2016-17 State Budget

    Posted January 07, 2016

    From the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a $122.6 billion General Fund budget plan for 2016-17 that makes significant increases in funding for education, health care and state infrastructure, while bolstering the state’s Rainy Day Fund and paying down state debts and liabilities. When

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  • The Business Roundtable Announces Endorsment of the 2016 School Facilities Bond

    Posted October 02, 2015

    Sacramento – The California Business Roundtable (CBRT) announced its support for The Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, a $9 billion bond to provide much-needed funds to improve California’s classrooms and ensure students have access to computers, technology and career-education programs. The measure will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

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  • Prop 13 change a giant tax hike – not a ‘fix’

    Posted June 19, 2015

    State Sens. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, and Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, and several liberal groups want state voters to make a fundamental change in Proposition 13. That’s the landmark measure approved in 1978 that limits property taxes to 1 percent of assessed value and limits the amount that assessments can be increased to 2 percent a year – unless the property changes hands, at which point it can be reassessed. The senators declared this to be a crucial step to closing a loophole that allegedly costs the state billions of dollars a year. But the loophole is a problem with a relatively small number of properties. And the alleged fix would hammer tens of thousands of property owners who play by the rules and don’t game the system – and who employ millions of Californians.

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  • ICYMI: CBRT in the News

    Posted May 06, 2015

    In Case You Missed It In case you missed it this morning, California Business Roundtable President, Robert C. Lapsley, and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President, Jon Coupal authored the following opinion piece which appeared this morning in the Los Angeles Daily News. Prop 13 Overhaul Puts California Taxpayer Protections at Risk By Rob Lapsley and

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While members of the California Business Roundtable represent virtually every major industry segment, the association is membership focused.

The Roundtable membership is limited to leading companies doing business in California and participation is limited to chief executive officers and senior operating executives of these companies.

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