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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin in NBC News: In California, confusion over what businesses qualify as ‘essential’

March 27, 2020, 3:25 PM PDTBy Dennis Romero After most businesses in California were closed under a “Stay at Home” order by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 19 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many proprietors didn’t always know who was exempt. So some cannabis shops, gun stores, call centers and others remain open for business as owners wonder whether …

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CRA President Rachel Michelin in CalMatters: With coronavirus, California’s economy is in uncharted territory

BY BEN CHRISTOPHER PUBLISHED: MARCH 22, 2020 Social distancing may be good for public health these days, but it isn’t good for the California economy.  As the coronavirus pandemic forces millions of residents to cancel dates and travel plans, retreat from social life to shelter in place, key cogs of the state’s economic engine are grinding to a …

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CRA President Rachel Michelin in Women’s Wear Daily: Coronavirus Retail Closures Could Take $60B From California Economy

Retail closures over coronavirus are expected to become more widespread throughout the state. By Kali Hays on March 18, 2020 Retail is one of the biggest sectors of California’s economy and the state is poised to take a major financial hit with widespread closures over coronavirus. Last year, the retail sector alone in California accounted for $330 billion worth of gross domestic …

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CA Retailers Association Launches Online Resource Tool in Response to COVID-19 Developments

CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin Issues the Following Statement in Response to COVID-19Sacramento, CA– Today, in response to the growing public response to COVID-19, a global health pandemic, Rachel Michelin, President and Chief Executive Officer of California Retailers Association issued the following statement: “CRA is in active conversations with the Newsom Administration on issues related …

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CRA President & CEO Rachel Michelin in Fox News: California’s Prop 47 leads to rise in shoplifting, thefts, criminal activity across state

By Barnini Chakraborty | Fox News …. Rachel Michelin, president of the California Retailers Association, said shoplifting is not only hurting retailers but is also “becoming a public safety issue for consumers.” She said black-market dealers frequently cross state lines because they know California will go easy on them if caught. “They know what they’re …

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CRA President & CEO on KFBK 1530AM/93.1FM Radio Responding to Effort to Overturn Prop. 13

In Case You Missed It… CRA President & CEO Rachel Michelin was on KFBK Radio yesterday commenting on an effort to overturn Proposition 13 in 2020, which started gathering signatures. “Overturning Prop. 13 will have significant consequences. The cost of business in California is already too high. This tax increase will be reflected in the …

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Proponents of Highest Tax Increase In California History Deceiving Voters Claiming Measure Will ‘Protect Prop 13’

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, proponents of the flawed $12.5 billion a year split-roll property tax measure announced they have begun gathering signatures for their second, equally flawed split-roll property tax measure, which, if passed, will be the largest tax increase in California history. The split-roll campaign, desperate for support, is deceiving voters as signature gathers …

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Northern California Record: California Retailers Association CEO: Independent contractor bill expected ‘to result in extensive, costly litigation’

By Rich Peters | Sep 24, 2019 “Assembly Bill 5 was one of the most widely watched measures in the legislature in 2019,” said California Retailers Association (CRA) President and CEO Rachel Michelin. “CRA worked with the business community in support of efforts to create additional and broader exemptions under Dynamex for workers who prefer to set their own hours and …

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CRA President in Politico Pro on Facial Recognition Technology Requirement

Bill requiring facial recognition notices at businesses gets shelved Politico ProBy Katy Murphy 09/10/2019 02:24 PM ED A bill that would have required California bars and other businesses to post notices at entryways if they use facial recognition to identify customers was withdrawn from the Senate floor this morning.  CA AB1281 (19R), by Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Monterey …

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Inland Empire Community News Op-ed: Retailers need passage of USMCA, provides streamlined supply chain

An Op-Ed by Rachel Michelin, President and CEO of the California Retailers Association Retailers are everywhere we look; on the corner of Main Street in tiny towns, big towns, and online. In fact, there are so many retailers across the U.S. that our industry is the largest private-sector employer. With so many people having an interest …

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