Chamber News & Blog

November 13, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan House unanimously passed a seven-bill package supported by the Michigan Chamber to address key issues facing Michigan’s 100-percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) program.  While the legislation has many components, it works to address the...

November 13, 2017
Article type: News

Several Chamber-backed tax bills have advanced through the legislative process in recent weeks. Following is a rundown is key tax bills on the move:

Dental Prosthetics (SBs 566-7 and HBs 5164, 5173): Originally only a two-bill package, legislation to...

November 6, 2017
Article type: News

We are pleased to report that Gov. Snyder has signed House Bill 4999 (Verheulen, R-Walker), which will ensure no local unit of government in Michigan can enact a tax on food or beverages. The Michigan Chamber played a key role in advancing this legislation, from introduction to final passage in...

November 2, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement to express its disappointment with 63 of the 110 members of the Michigan House who turned their backs on Michigan drivers today and voted ‘no’ on reforms to the state’s broken and costly auto insurance system.

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November 1, 2017
Article type: News

Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner for Deloitte, has been elected Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors starting in January 2018.

As Board chair, Mr. Davidoff will lead the State Chamber’s 84-member board that establishes Michigan Chamber...

October 26, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued a statement warning lawmakers not to be fooled by phony auto insurance reform proposals being supported by ambulance-chasing personal injury attorneys and hospitals that profit from the status quo. 

“Opponents of the real, cost-saving reforms...

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

For years, the unemployment insurance agency (UIA) has been plagued with problems. From wrongly accusing over 40,000 individuals of unemployment insurance (UI) fraud to the growing problem of identity theft claims to a compromise of their database this past winter, no one can deny the...

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

The House Workforce and Talent Committee is set to consider legislation later this week aimed at filling Michigan’s talent gap and opening pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. The Chamber is pledging its support for the package of bills. 

The...

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

For years, the unemployment insurance agency (UIA) has been plagued with problems. From wrongly accusing over 40,000 individuals of unemployment insurance (UI) fraud to the growing problem of identity theft claims to a compromise of their database this past winter, no one can deny the...

October 23, 2017
Article type: News

Many lawmakers in Lansing are looking to take the easy way out on cost-saving auto insurance reform and we need your help in pushing this issue over the edge. 

Although lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that Michigan has the highest-in-the-nation auto...