Capitol Report

Each week the Michigan Legislature is in session, the Michigan Chamber will issue a Capitol Report enewsletter providing the latest information on what is happening in Lansing and what issues the Michigan Chamber is advocating for or against on behalf of Michigan job providers.

  • Proponents of Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Still Think Issue Will Qualify for November 2016 Ballot 
  • Take Steps Now to Protect Your Business and Employees from UI Identity Theft 
  • Manufacturing PPT Exemption Filing Extension on Way to Governor
  • Chamber-Opposed Mandated Health Insurance Legislation on the Move  
  • Manufacturer Personal Property Tax Alert! 
  • State Unemployment Agency to Hold Employer Seminars 
  • 2016 Political Season Officially Underway 
  • Legislative Reception & Annual Dinner Just One Week Away!
  • Chamber Supports Efforts to Block Misguided Overtime Regulation  
  • Chamber Working to Prevent Cuts to Employer-Sponsored Medicare Plans 
  • Treasury Working to Fix Business Tax Extensions Filing Glitch 
  • Treasury Announces Changes to Online Filing Portal
  • Chamber Warns Drivers About Proposed Car Insurance Tax
  • Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal? Chamber Committee to Discuss Issue This Week
  • Chamber Opposes Tax Increase That Would Worsen Already High Auto Insurance Rates for Michigan Drivers
  • New Deputy State Treasurer Visits With Chamber Tax Committee
  • Chamber-Supported Legislation to Create Environmental Rules Committee Introduced
  • Year-Round School Bill Advances, Chamber Continues to Voice Concerns Over Impact on Summer Tourism 
  • Governor's Budget Includes Money for Skilled Trades Training 
  • State Energy Policy Discussion Continues 
  • House Committee to Consider Sinking Fund Legislation 
  • Unemployment Insurance Alert: Have You Received A Noncompliance Letter?
  • Mandated Health Insurance Legislation Being Considered by State Senate
  • MIOSHA Reminds Employers to Post 2015 Job-Related Injuries and Illnesses by April 30
  • Chamber's Strong Opposition Helps Sink Union's Proposed Job-Killing 83% Corporate Income Tax Hike
  • Chamber Opposed to Petition Policy Change to Extend 180-Day Window for Signature Gathering 
  • Governor Signs Chamber-Backed Bills Providing Important Protections for Franchisors and Franchisees
  • Reminder: Michigan's Minimum Wage is Now $8.50 Per Hour
  • View the Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Accomplishments
  • MI Senate Hits Pause Button on $1.98B Tax Increase on Health Insurance Purchasers, Plans to Revisit in January
  • Chamber-Backed Bills Protecting Franchise Business Model Sent to Governor
  • Governor Receives Bill Revising Legal Standard for Minor Regulatory Mistakes
  • Legislation to Provide Stability in Unemployment Insurance Tax Bills Sent to Governor
  • Legislature Passes Massive Tax Break Package Despite Weak Promises and Flimsy Estimates
  • Help Us Stop $47 Million Health Insurance Tax Hike!
  • Michigan Chamber Urges State House to Stop Bait-And-Switch Approach to Tax Policy
  • House Committee Moves Chamber-Supported Legislation to Provide Stability in UI Tax Bills
  • 2015 Legislative Session Coming to a Close This Week
  • Help Stop $1.98B Tax Increase on Health Insurance Purchasers
  • Senate to Consider Revising Legal Standard for Unintentional Regulatory Violations
  • State Legislature Passes Comprehensive Road Funding Plan, Awaiting Governor’s Signature
  • House Committee Expected to Move Legislation to Provide Stability in Unemployment Insurance Tax Bills
  • Members-Only Webinar on Paid Sick Leave Ballot Initiative Available Free Online
  • Chamber-Endorsed Candidates Cruise to Victory in Historic Special Election