The California Foundation for Commerce and Education is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the California business climate and private enterprise through:

•education of the public and policy makers on the virtues of private enterprise, educational attainment, and a strong economic base;

• accurate, impartial and objective research and analysis of public policy issues of interest to the California business and public policy communities; and

• education and outreach efforts in support of the research and public policy findings and recommendations.

RSS Loren Kaye on Fox & Hounds

  • Reclaiming the California Promise March 5, 2019
    California’s success recovering from the Great Recession masks profound challenges that will bedevil Governor Gavin Newsom and his fellow elected California leaders. During the teeth of the recession, California lost more than 1.3 million jobs and per capita income sagged by 6%. But since hitting bottom nearly a decade ago, we’ve added more than 3 […]
  • Why Tax Reform is Hard January 30, 2019
    Governor Newsom’s musings have set tax reformers buzzing. Deflecting a question at a budget briefing about where he stands on a ballot proposal to raise property taxes on business, the Governor disclosed his “desire is to use this as an exercise in bringing the parties together to see if we can compromise on a more […]
  • Newsom’s First Budget Goes Easy on Taxes January 18, 2019
    In his recently-released state budget proposal, Governor Newsom made two important and supportive statements on California’s business and economic climate. First, he reinforced the need for state fiscal stability. While enjoying the benefit of more than $20 billion in surplus revenues, he chose to direct most of the surplus either to bolstering the Rainy Day […]
  • Housing Woes Threaten California’s Middle Class January 9, 2019
    California’s housing crisis is the worst threat to our middle class lifestyle since the recession. Our median home listing price is nearly twice the national average, and besides Hawaii is higher than any other state. Our median rental rate is half again higher than the national average, and is also the highest in the nation (other than Hawaii). When […]
  • California’s Next Governor Will Have a Long “Want-List.” October 17, 2018
    On Day One of his new administration, Gavin Newsom or John Cox will enunciate his vision for California, and call on the Legislature to implement it, whether it’s spurring more housing, increasing school funding, eliminating the new “sanctuary” law, cutting taxes or “resisting” the Trump Administration. He will set the agenda for how to spend […]



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