Government Relations

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Council Advocates for Higher Education Funding in State Budget

Education is critical in preparing California’s workforce for current and future jobs. That’s why the Bay Area Council is sounding the alarm on...
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Council to D.C.: Release $1.25 Billion BART Funding

A deadly accident this week that shut down the upper deck of the Bay Bridge, wreaking havoc during peak commute hours, highlighted the importance o...
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Council Advocates for Key Issues in D.C.

Restoring funding for high speed rail, easing U.S.-China trade tensions and reversing elements of recent tax reform that punish California were amo...
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Senate Clean Drinking Water Proposal Gets Councils Nod

The Bay Area Council Water and Climate Resilience Committee met on Tuesday to vet competing proposals in the state Assembly and Senate to solve Cal...

Bay Area Council Names Its 2019 Regionalist of the Year

The Bay Area Council applauds Bay Area legislators for their hard work in advancing policies in the Capital to improve our region. Each year at its...
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Top Elected, Government Leaders Hear from Council Members during Sacramento Advocacy Day

More than 60 Bay Area Council members led by Board Chairman Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, traveled to Sacramento on Mond...
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Council-Sponsored Homelessness Bill Advances

Two weeks after releasing a groundbreaking report on homelessness in the Bay Area, a Bay Area Council-sponsored bill, AB 1534 (Wicks) passed the As...
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Council CEO Skewers IPO Tax Proposal

A proposal this week to tax IPO stock-based compensation brought swift condemnation from Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman. In a San Francisco Chr...
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Key Housing Bills Clear First Hurdle

Key legislation the Bay Area Council supports to address California’s housing crisis cleared an important first hurdle this week in Sacramento. S...
Flexibility Critical to Preserving Millions of Independent Contractors Jobs image

Flexibility Critical to Preserving Millions of Independent Contractors Jobs

A move to modernize state labor laws could jeopardize millions of California jobs—from real estate agents to graphic designers—if changes now b...
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