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February 22, 2019
Special March 2019 Election - Measure E
In an effort to maintain the services that the Glendora community has come to expect, on November 27, 2018, the Glendora City Council voted unanimously to call a Special Municipal Election for Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for voters to consider the Measure.  The Measure would enact a 0.75% (¾ cent) transaction and use tax that would generate approximately $3.75 million in FY 2019-2020 and approximately $5 million per year thereafter.  All funds would stay in Glendora and enable the City to continue to provide services at the levels expected by the community.
 
Congresswoman Pushes for a Federal Commission to Plan Route 66's Centennial
Route 66 is turning 100 in 2026. To celebrate, U.S. Representatives Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, Illinois, have proposed a bill to create a commission that would recommend improvements and activities to commemorate the milestone.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill, the "Route 66 Centennial Commission Act," by a vote of 399 to 22 Wednesday.

Trade Report: Tariff Wars, Lower Commodity Prices Reduce California's Export Trade
For the first time in more than a year, California's merchandise export trade fell in November, according to Beacon Economics' analysis of U.S. trade statistics recently released the U.S. Census Bureau following a lengthy delay caused by the federal government shutdown.
 
Coalition Continues Push for Workplace Flexibility
Seeks Support for Ability to Work Independently
As the 2019 legislative session gets underway, a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition is continuing its efforts to develop a proposal supporting the ability of workers to work independently. 

2019 Issues Guide Available on Website
The California Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com.

CalChamber-Led Coalition Outlines Flaws Affecting Workability of State Privacy Law

The state privacy law passed by the Legislature last year contains multiple flaws that undermines consumer privacy and employee protections, a coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce explained this week. 
 
Air Board's Plan to Raise Fees Threatens Our Economy and Climate Goals
California produces just 1% of atmospheric carbon emissions, yet global leaders and activists care about California regulations. Why is this?