• California Business Roundtable issues statement on approval of Cap-and-Trade extension

    The cap-and-trade proposal passed by the Legislature represents a balanced, market-based policy that provides a cost-effective approach to achieving the state’s climate goals while growing our economy.

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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.
  • Governor's Budget Summary: 2018-2019

    The 2018-19 Governor’s Budget proposes spending of $190.3 billion in total state funds, consisting of $131.7 billion from the General Fund, $56.1 billion from special funds, and $2.5 billion from bond funds. Learn More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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


    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

  • CBRT Issues Statement on New Legislation to Impose a Seven Percent Surcharge on California Employers

    Posted January 18, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2018 CONTACT: (916) 553-4093 (SACRAMENTO)— Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement in response to a proposed constitutional amendment by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to create a new $15 to $17 billion annual tax on California employers with more than $1

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  • CBRT Commends Defeat of Attempt to Repeal Costa-Hawkins Legislation in California

    Posted January 11, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2018 CONTACT: (916) 553-4093 (SACRAMENTO)— Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement in response to the defeat of AB 1506 (Bloom) in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. The legislation would have repealed Costa-Hawkins in California: “Assemblymember Wood rightly argued AB 1506 (Bloom) could negatively impact

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  • High spending locks in need for future California tax increases

    Posted January 10, 2018

    The Orange County Register  By Rob Lapsley Thanks to Silicon Valley and the stock market, California’s budget is on a record recovery. Last year, we passed the largest budget in our state’s history at $291 billion; a record destined to be broken next year. Since Fiscal Year 2009, state taxes, fees and other charges have

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  • Business Leader Says Money Alone Won’t Drive State Transportation Deal

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Business Leader Says Money Alone Won’t Drive State Transportation Deal By Capital Public Radio, December 14, 2016 State lawmakers have failed for years to reach a deal to pay for California’s growing transportation repair needs. What, if anything, will make the funding plans proposed last week by Democrats at the Capitol any different? Business leaders

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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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