This month, CLSA’s Federal Government Relations team participated in the annual BIO Fly-In to advocate for biomedical innovation, investment, and job creation in California. CLSA took part in a total of 18 meetings with bipartisan members of the California Congressional Delegation.
Last year, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 17 in law, which requires manufacturers to provide a 60-day advance notice of any price increase on a drug to all California public agency purchasers, health insurers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) if that drug’s price has increased 16 percent or more cumulatively over the previous two calendar years, including the current year’s increase.
On April 18, CLSA partnered with the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and the Council on Competitiveness to provide a briefing to members and staff of the California State Legislature on the status of California’s bioeconomy.
Governor Jerry Brown will be termed out this November, setting the stage for over 50 candidates who have filed statements of intention, though only a few have reported any noteworthy fundraising activity.
2018 presents many unique political opportunities for California. With three special elections to fill recent vacancies in the legislature, a gubernatorial race, and a host of ballot measures, the results of 2018 are certain to change the political landscape for the foreseeable future.
CLSA is proud to endorse bipartisan, bicameral legislation to curb abusive patent litigation practices while maintaining and strengthening important patent-holder rights and protections.
As of March 31, five statewide ballot propositions had been certified for 2018. The state legislature has until Aug. 31, 2018, to refer additional propositions for the ballot. A summary of these propositions are below.
The CLSA PAC is gearing up for multiple events in the upcoming quarter, including events for Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Assemblymember Marc Berman, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, and a candidate from the Senate District 22, Susan Rubio.
CLSA organized a special event in South San Francisco in early April to formally kick-off an ongoing community dialogue around housing and infrastructure needs in South San Francisco.
Contributing to CLSA PAC has never been easier. This year, CLSA PAC added an online form feature to its website where you can make a contribution in three simple steps.