"Big Business Front Group Kills 26 Of 30 Bills It Targeted In California Legislature"
The California Chamber of Commerce, a big business lobbying group that represents companies like Microsoft, Citibank, WellPoint, Bank of America, Chevron, and others, dominated yet another session of the California state legislature, the Sacramento Bee reports. Every year, the Cal Chamber puts out a list of “Job Killers,” bills opposed by the Chamber even if they create jobs, and those bills are often lobbied into oblivion. As the session ends, it appears the Cal Chamber was successful in defeating 26 of the 30 bills it opposed. Like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest corporate lobbying organizations in the world, the Cal Chamber provides a convenient front for Fortune 500 companies to ensure that popular bills never become law.