Chamber News & Blog

May 2, 2016
Article type: News

Michigan is experiencing an uptick in cases where criminals are using stolen identities to apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. These cases not only affect the victims – those who have had their personal information compromised – they also can have a negative effect on an...

May 2, 2016
Article type: News

As reported last week, the Michigan Legislature has been working on a package of bills to allow a one-time extension to manufacturers who may have missed the February deadline to file for personal property tax exemptions as well as making a few technical changes.

The...

April 25, 2016
Article type: News

Last week, the Senate Insurance Committee advanced legislation to the full Senate to add another mandated health insurance benefit to the books, a la Obamacare. ...

April 25, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Legislature is quickly moving a small package of bills to extend the filing deadline for those who may have missed the February deadline for claiming their Personal Property Tax exemption - to May 31, 2016. 

Since 2016 is the first official year for...

April 25, 2016
Article type: News

With the April 19th filing deadline for partisan candidates behind us, the 2016 election season has officially begun. Of key interest to the Michigan Chamber this election cycle are 14 Congressional races, 110 State House races and two races in the Michigan Supreme Court. 

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March 31, 2016
Article type: News

Hiring can be a costly venture for most employers. The studies on costs of employee turnover are very broad and what makes it so hard to predict are the many intangible and often untracked costs. In general, turnover costs vary by wage and role of the employee. Here are some average costs of...

March 29, 2016
Article type: News

Twelve Lansing, Michigan area high school students were awarded $5,000 to launch their businesses this spring and summer after pitching their startup ideas to Michigan business leaders at an event hosted last week by the Michigan Chamber Foundation. Local businesses who participated...

March 28, 2016
Article type: News

As the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule moves to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for review and promulgation, members of Congress have introduced legislation to stop the rule in its tracks. The Michigan Chamber applauds the introduction of this important...

March 21, 2016
Article type: News

As previously reported, the Snyder Administration and some House lawmakers are calling for measures that would result in a car insurance tax increase on law-abiding Michigan drivers. Unfortunately, two bills (...

March 21, 2016
Article type: News

Are you considering running for State Representative in 2016? If so, make sure you have your filing form turned in by April 19th at 4:00pm. This election year, all 110 State House seats will be up for grabs, but 41 of them will be “open seats” due to term limits or the current...