Chamber News & Blog

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...

March 21, 2016
Article type: News

Lansing, Michigan-area high school entrepreneurs will present their business plans before a panel of business leaders, entrepreneurs and a public audience on for up to $5,000 in startup funding. The event will be held on Thursday, March 24 at the Michigan Chamber's Lansing...

March 14, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber’s Health and Human Resources (HHR) Committee will meet this week to discuss efforts by two groups to put the legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot.

Chamber members who volunteer and participate on the Chamber’s HHR...

March 8, 2016
Article type: News

The Snyder Administration and some state lawmakers are flirting with the idea of eliminating a tax credit that currently helps offset the costs associated with covering individuals who are hurt in accidents caused by uninsured drivers. This move would worsen already high auto...

March 8, 2016
Article type: News

Members who volunteer and participate on the Chamber’s Tax Policy Committee had the opportunity last week to visit with the new Deputy State Treasurer Greg Gursky at the committee’s quarterly meeting. Mr. Gursky came to Treasury with a wealth...

February 24, 2016
Article type: News

Legislation is on its way to the Governor that will allow the state to eventually repeal Michigan’s punitive Health Insurance Claims Assessment (or “HICA Tax”) and move towards an alternative solution that maintains the necessary revenue while making health insurance more affordable...

February 22, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is advocating for passage of federal legislation to ensure small business owners can offer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to employees in order to help them pay premiums and/or other out-of-pocket costs associated with medical care and services.

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February 22, 2016
Article type: News

As part of the Governor’s 2016-2017 Executive Budget recommendation, the Administration called for the repeal of an insurance tax credit that serves to spread the costs associated with providing healthcare benefits to those injured by an automobile when no other insurance is available...

February 22, 2016
Article type: News

President Obama’s proposed 2017 budget would increase employers’ unemployment insurance (UI) taxes by nearly $63 billion and, from there, put UI taxes on auto-pilot for annual increases. The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to this proposal and will be fighting this massive tax...