• Business Roundtable Responds to Assembly Select Committee Investigating Gas Prices

    The causes of gas price increases have been investigated repeatedly, with several Attorneys General finding no evidence or indications of collusion, price fixing, or price gouging. What they have found time and again—both now and in prior years—is state regulations are responsible for the higher costs working families are paying. READ MORE
  • Business Roundtable Responds to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise

    California has an unprecedented budget surplus. Read the Business Roundtable's response to Governor Newsom's FY 22-23 May Revise, released May 13, 2022. READ MORE
  • Business Roundtable Issues Statement on Latest California Energy Price Data

    Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement today in response to the Center for Jobs & the Economy’s February Energy Price Data report and rapidly increasing cost of gasoline in California. READ MORE
  • Business Roundtable Responds to Middle-Class Tax Increase Proposal Introduced in California Legislature

    California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley issued the following response today to the introduction of ACA 11, the companion piece to AB 1400 (Kalra), that will increase Californians’ tax burden by an additional $163 billion per year. READ MORE
  • Business Roundtable Responds to Governor’s Commitment to Keeping K-12 Schools Open for In-Person Learning

    As California continues to rebuild its economy, working parents reentering the workforce need certainty that K-12 schools will remain open... READ MORE
  • Cost-of-Living Crisis Continues to Drive Up California’s Poverty Rate

    More people live in poverty in California than in any other state because of our high and rising costs of living. READ MORE
  • Statewide Business Community Responds to Governor’s COVID-19 Announcement

    The statewide business community responds to Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement that state employees will no longer be able to self-attest vaccination status at the workplace. READ ‎MORE
  • California Business Roundtable Responds to Governor Newsom’s Actions that Could Further Drive Up the Cost of Gasoline and Harm Economic Recovery

    The governor’s actions don’t follow the science or data and will do major harm to working families and the economy. READ ‎MORE
  • Refusal to Address Unemployment Insurance Fund Debt Undermines Critical Safety Net Program and Guarantees Massive Tax Increase on All Businesses

    Businesses are paying the UI Fund debt taxes now. The Legislature must act! READ ‎MORE

Priorities Spotlight

Statewide Business Community Launches PSA To Encourage Vaccinations

STATEWIDE BUSINESS COMMUNITY LAUNCHES PSA TO ENCOURAGE VACCINATIONS “Do It For” PSA launches as state expands vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The unified California business community today released a new  public service announcement (PSA), “Do It For,” which will air statewide on TV, radio and social media, reaching millions

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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.

  • Education

    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.

  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure

    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.

  • 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

  • Business Roundtable Responds to Assembly Select Committee Investigating Gas Prices

    Posted June 20, 2022

    SACRAMENTO—California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley issued the following statement today following the creation of an Assembly Select Committee to investigate California’s high gas prices and alleged price gouging:  “The causes of gas price increases have been investigated repeatedly, with several Attorneys General finding no evidence or indications of collusion, price fixing, or price gouging.

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  • Business Roundtable Responds to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise

    Posted May 16, 2022

    SACRAMENTO—Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s May Revision to the state budget, which was released today: “The governor’s May Revise is both historic and ambitious in its overall revenues and spending. While the governor addresses important needs, especially in education, we believe that there

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  • Business Roundtable Responds to Air Resources Board’s Draft Scoping Plan

    Posted May 10, 2022

    SACRAMENTO—Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement in response to the Air Resources Board’s Draft Scoping Plan Update: “We have and continue to support the state’s climate change goals. However, as we continue to implement our current policies, we are beginning to see the reality as the state transitions from

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  • Business Roundtable Issues Statement on Latest California Energy Price Data

    Posted March 09, 2022

    SACRAMENTO-Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement today in response to the Center for Jobs & the Economy’s February Energy Price Data report and rapidly increasing cost of gasoline in California: “California-specific policies continue to drive up our gasoline and diesel prices, which are now the highest ever and will

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