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Stay tuned for information on the 2017 State of the State

Each spring the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce brings together a panel of statewide leaders to discuss numerous timely, hot button issues during the annual State of the State event.

The 2016 event included:

Chiang, John 100The impact of top State fiscal initiatives

California State Treasurer John Chiang oversees trillions of dollars in transactions every year, and as the State’s banker he manages the financing for schools, infrastructure and health care. Chiang will provide a status update on the state budget and unfunded pension liabilities obligations, and will discuss the impact of the new minimum wage increase as well as some of the top fiscal initiatives.

Funding roads and infrastructure amid cutsKempton, Will 100

Retiring in March from his position as executive director of the California Transportation Commission, Will Kempton has been credited with rebuilding Caltrans’ reputation. Kempton will speak about the State’s infrastructure needs and what is happening to address them, and give an update on funding for those needs. He will also comment on SLO becoming a self-help county and share his perspectives on transportation policy and implementation.

Myers, John 100Election year predictions from inside the statehouse

John Myers has been covering the capital for more than two decades and in 2015 became the Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. Myers will give his election predictions for this year and how he sees the 2018 Governor’s race playing out, as well as provide insight into what the political climate is like amongst State legislators and touch on ballot measures affecting businesses.


Throughout the year we work to educate our members on what’s happening in Sacramento through our State of the State event, updates to laws and regulations during our Employment Law Update, and introducing our members to local and regional electeds through Meet the Candidates forums and Legislative Lunches.

Thank you to our lead sponsors:

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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and our supporting sponsors:

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