Chamber News & Blog

October 16, 2017
Article type: News

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree on one thing: Michigan has the highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums and something must be done to drive down rates. The problem? Finding consensus on a solution that can garner the necessary 55 votes to pass a bill out of the...

October 16, 2017
Article type: News

Many Michigan businesses are well aware of the Andrie, Inc. V. Department of Treasury case that really muddied the waters on how taxpayers claim an exemption from Use Tax because the Sales Tax was already paid. It has been over three years since the Supreme Court reversed the...

October 16, 2017
Article type: News

Several pieces of tax policy have been moving through the legislative process. Following is a brief rundown of Chamber-supported tax bills that are currently on the move: 

Food Tax Preemption – Legislation (...

October 16, 2017
Article type: News

The countdown is on. Congress has less than 76 days to repeal or suspend the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), a $267 billion+ sales tax on health insurance. The Michigan Chamber is warning about the consequences of inaction: premium increases for businesses of all sizes and types,...

October 16, 2017
Article type: News

The 2011 reforms to Michigan’s workers’ compensation system continues to pay dividends for employers. Last week, the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency announced that the pure premium advisory rate for work comp insurance will decrease by 9.3 percent for 2018. 

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October 8, 2017
Article type: News

Efforts are heating up in Lansing to drive down the high cost of auto insurance in Michigan and the Chamber is taking a leadership role on the issue. Last week, the Chamber testified before a House Committee in support of the changes being pushed by House Speaker Tom Leonard and...

October 8, 2017
Article type: News

Far too often, taxpayers are forced to endure unnecessary hardship just to comply with state taxes. The Michigan Chamber supports HB 4976 to give taxpayers an opportunity...

October 8, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber passed the State Senate last week to prohibit local units of government from passing laws to restrict what private sector employers can ask in the interview process. This legislation is being pursued after several large cities, including...

October 5, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber today blasted a flawed and incomplete report released by the House Fiscal Agency (HFA) on legislation to reform Michigan’s broken, outdated auto no-fault insurance system. At issue is the HFA’s failure to consider consumer and business savings of $1 billion or...

September 27, 2017
Article type: News

After careful consideration, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted today to oppose three petition drives that are bad public policy and would take our state in the wrong direction.

The three petition drives the Michigan Chamber will actively...