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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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  
  • Chamber-Championed Garnishment Reforms Effective October 1
  • Senate Introduces Legislation to Further Reform Michigan’s Unclaimed Property Laws
  • Senate Passes Chamber-Supported Legislation to Provide Stability in UI Tax Bills
  • Are You a Franchisee or Franchisor?  If So, We Need Your Help on Oct. 20!
  • Michigan Senate Moves Legislation to Provide Stability in UI Tax Bills
  • Chamber Supports Legislation to Protect Individuals Who Unwittingly Violate the Law from Criminal Prosecution
  • MI Supreme Court Issues Garnishment Rules to Supplement Chamber-Backed Reforms
  • Are Your A Franchisee or Franchisor? If So, We Need Your Help!
  • Chamber Supports Legislation to Ensure Consistency in UI Tax Bills
  • Special Election to be Held to Fill Gamrat, Courser Seats; Michigan Chamber Carefully Studying Both Races
  • How Would the Proposed Corporate Income Tax Increase Impact Your Business? Please Let Us Know!
  • Chamber Continues to Oppose Progressive Groups' Push for Paid Sick Leave Ballot Proposal  
  • Chamber Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Right-to-Work Law
  • UI Taxable Wage Base Expected to Roll Back in October
  • Destructive Tax Increase Ballot Proposal Moving Ahead 
  • Chamber to Oppose Progressive Groups' Push for Paid Sick Leave Ballot Proposal
  • Proposed Federal Overtime Regulations Released; Chamber Prepares to Oppose  
  • Unemployment Agency Predicts Decrease in Taxable Wage Base in 2015