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  • 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

  • California Business Roundtable Supports Governor Newsom’s Move to Fully Reopen the Economy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2021   SACRAMENTO—Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement today in response to the announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that there will be a full reopening of the economy on June 15, 2021 should vaccine and COVID case-rate trends continue: “For more than a year,

  • California Business Roundtable Responds to Wealth Tax Proposal by California Legislature

    California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley issued the following statement today in response to the Legislature’s introduction of yet another tax increase proposal, despite the state’s revenue projections.

  • PRESS RELEASE: UNIFIED CALIFORNIA BUSINESS COMMUNITY URGES GOVERNOR NEWSOM, STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS TO REOPEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IMMEDIATELY

    School closures are hurting current and future workforce; parents should have choice to send children back to school safely, regardless of socio-economic status SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, business organizations from across California delivered a unified message to urge state and local leaders to work with Governor Gavin Newsom to follow the science and the lessons

  • Broad Coalition Asks Congress to Provide Liability Relief In Next Stimulus Package

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2020   *** PRESS RELEASE *** Broad Coalition Asks Congress to Provide Liability Relief In Next Stimulus Package SACRAMENTO—A broad-based coalition of statewide, regional and local business groups are calling on Congress to include comprehensive liability relief in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. “As California and the rest

  • CBRT Asks State Leaders To Investigate Rebate Wall Practice

    Click here to download a copy of the letter.  December 17, 2019 The Honorable Jim Wood, DDS Assemblymember, 2nd District State Capitol P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0002   Dear Assemblymember Wood, Innovation is the driver of the California economy. From high-tech to bio-tech, our state is making the investments in technological and medical advancements

  • CBRT Issues Statement in Response to Proponents of Yet Another Deeply Flawed Rent Control Measure Turning In Signatures

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2019  SACRAMENTO—Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, issued the following statement in response to proponents of a deeply flawed statewide rent control initiative turning in signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot: “One of the greatest accomplishments of the Legislature and governor this year was the passage

  • CBRT Board Unanimously Supports School Bond Measure on March 2020 Ballot

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2019 SACRAMENTO—The California Business Roundtable Board of Directors has unanimously supported Proposition 13, the $15 billion School and College Facilities Bond on the March 2020 ballot. Rob Lapsley, CBRT President, issued the following statement in response to the board’s vote: “CBRT has consistently supported school construction bonds and has unanimously

  • Press Release: California Business Roundtable Opposes Los Angeles Region Property Tax Increase

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2019 CONTACT: Brooke Armour 916.553.4093 (SACRAMENTO)—The California Business Roundtable has announced its opposition to Measure EE, the $500 million property tax on all homes, apartments and business properties within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that will appear on the June 4, 2019 special election ballot. “For

  • Press Release: CBRT President Responds to New Rent Control Ballot Initiative Filed Today

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2019 CONTACT: Brooke Armour (916) 553-4093 (SACRAMENTO)—California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley issued the following statement today in response to the submission of a new rent control ballot initiative that, if qualified, would appear on the November 2020 ballot: “Voters in this state overwhelmingly defeated a rent control measure just

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