Chamber News & Blog

August 18, 2015
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Michigan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rich Studley today announced the launch of a statewide campaign against the proposed $900 million corporate income tax hike by three construction unions. 

“We are strongly committed to informing voters about the...

August 10, 2015
Article type: News

The Board of State Canvassers has approved the formatting of the paid sick leave ballot petition, clearing the way for progressive groups to circulate petitions for signatures to place the issue on the November 2016 ballot. 

The ballot language, if approved, would...

July 23, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to a ballot question committee announcing a petition drive to almost double Michigan’s Corporate Income Tax (CIT) from six percent to 11 percent....

July 13, 2015
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President Obama and the US Department of Labor have unveiled a proposal to unilaterally change the nation's overtime pay law. The proposed rules would dramatically expand the number of employees who can...

July 6, 2015
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President Obama unveiled his proposal to unilaterally change the nation's overtime pay law last week, announcing a rule change to dramatically expand the number of employees who can qualify for overtime pay. The proposed rule would raise the threshold for guaranteed overtime pay from...

July 6, 2015
Article type: News

Good news! Governor Snyder has signed legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber prohibiting local units of government from adopting laws related to employee wages or benefits, such as local leave mandates, local wage or fringe benefit mandates, local scheduling or shift mandates...

July 1, 2015
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the Michigan Senate for their leadership in passing a comprehensive plan to fix Michigan’s roads. 

“We commend Senate Majority Leader Meekhof and his colleagues who took the bold step of passing a meaningful package of...

June 30, 2015
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding a road funding plan reported out of committee by the Michigan Senate.

“We applaud Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (Grand Haven)...

June 25, 2015
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Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the availability of subsidies in health insurance Exchanges run by the federal government. In a 6-3 decision, the Court upheld the availability of subsidies in both state and federal Exchanges...

June 22, 2015
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Despite strong opposition from local government and organized labor, legislation prohibiting local units of government from adopting laws related to employee wages or benefits, such as local leave mandates, local wage or fringe benefit mandates, local scheduling or shift mandates and...