Chamber News & Blog

December 16, 2015
Article type: News

Dive Brief:

  • Commercial and industrial power consumers in Michigan will get a break on their electricity bills, but residential rates will rise under new plans approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission.
  • Both Consumers Energy and DTE Energy will be...
December 8, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to State House passage of House Bill 5105 (Pscholka) – a $1.98 billion tax increase on individuals and business purchasing health insurance. 

“Michigan is the only state in the country...

December 7, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to House Bill 5105 (Pscholka). This unwise and unfair legislation would impose a $2.3 billion tax increase on individuals and business...

December 3, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statements in response to Michigan Senate passage of legislation to provide tax breaks to an out-of-state company in an effort to lure a data center to locate in Michigan.

“We are very disappointed with the...

November 24, 2015
Article type: News

News stories from the last few weeks reinforces how employers must be vigilant to protect employees internationally, nationally and locally. The shootings in Paris and Mali and the violence in colleges, churches, plants and office settings, point out risks that are sad reminders that there are...

November 17, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is disappointed with the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision to deny an appeal from the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) in a case involving benefits for people fired from jobs over medical marijuana use. The court's failure to act creates serious issues...

November 9, 2015
Article type: News

Good News! The State House and Michigan Senate last week came to an agreement on a comprehensive solution to fix Michigan’s roads through a combination of reforms, re-prioritization of funding, and new revenue. The Michigan Chamber has been a strong advocate for increased funding for...

November 9, 2015
Article type: News

Michigan Chamber-supported legislation is on the move to make quarterly unemployment insurance (UI) tax bills more predictable for employers. The legislation passed the Michigan Senate and is expected to be voted on by the House Workforce and Talent Committee this week.

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November 9, 2015
Article type: News

A statewide petition drive to mandate paid sick leave was launched in July, with the goal of getting the issue on the November 2016 ballot. This initiative would require employers, regardless of size, to provide paid sick leave to all of their employees. Employers with paid sick leave...

November 4, 2015
Article type: News

Two Michigan Chamber of Commerce endorsed candidates – Mary Whiteford and Gary Howell – cruised to victory in an historic special election held yesterday to fill the seats in Michigan’s 80th and 82nd State House districts left vacant due to the resignation and...