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    Trade Benefits America: Trade Agreements are Good for the U.S. Economy

    International Trade and investment supports jobs and economic growth in every state, and now supports an estimated 38.1 million American jobs. 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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    CBRT and Pepperdine University Release Survey Results of Californians' Views on State Budget

    The California Business Roundtable and Pepperdine University School of Public Policy today released the results of the second 2013 statewide survey on issues affecting the state budget. VIEW RESULTS
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    New Statewide Business Climate Survey Shows Business Has Continued Concerns About State’s Economy

    Reveals Need to Pursue Positive Reforms to Improve State’s Economic Outlook VIEW RESULTS
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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.

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    California Business Roundtable Supports Pension Reform Efforts

    “The California Business Roundtable supports the Governor and Republican Legislators pension reform legislation that will help bring our state’s budget under control for the long term future."


Priorities Spotlight


California’s Five-Year Infrastructure Plan 2014

Since 1999, the California Infrastructure Planning Act has required the Governor to submit to the Legislature a five-year infrastructure plan for consideration with the annual budget bill.This document presents the Governor’s proposed plan for investing $56.7 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

  • The California Business Roundtable Announces Election of Dennis Arriola, President & CEO of SoCalGas, as Chairman

    Posted February 13, 2015

    Sacramento — The California Business Roundtable (CBRT) today announced the election of Dennis Arriola as Chairman and Brett Bittel as Vice Chairman for 2015. Dennis Arriola currently serves as the President and CEO of SoCalGas, a Sempra Energy company and the nation’s largest natural gas distribution company.  Headquartered in Los Angeles SoCalGas serves nearly 21

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  • Roundtable President Releases Statement Regarding Study on “Green Jobs” Impact to the California Economy

    Posted February 12, 2015

    Sacramento — California Business Roundtable, president, Rob Lapsley released the following statement today following the release of a study by the Center for Jobs and the Economy on the impact of Green Jobs on the California Economy. Given the upcoming proposals on the next generation climate policies, it is critically important to start understanding exactly

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  • Roundtable President Releases Statement in Response to Speaker Atkins Transportation Funding Proposal

    Posted February 04, 2015

    Sacramento — Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable today released the following statement in response to Speaker Atkins Transportation Funding Proposal: “The California Business Roundtable has a long history of supporting investment in vital infrastructure that is the foundation of a strong California economy. We are pleased to support Speaker Toni Atkins leadership

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  • High Taxes Could Go Higher Still

    Posted January 11, 2015

    By Robert C. Lapsley Sacramento Bee January 11, 2015 Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Friday, and given the current cash flows, there is much good news. But as we embark on another round of budget negotiations in Sacramento, the governor and legislative leaders need to add more

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