Chamber News & Blog

June 8, 2015
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Thanks to major reforms pushed by the Michigan Chamber in 2011, Michigan’s workers’ compensation costs per claim are lower than that of typical states, according to a recent study by the Workers’ Compensation...

June 1, 2015
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced the statewide release of its “Decline to Sign” radio ad.  

“For decades, Michigan has a track record...

June 1, 2015
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Great News! Last week, the State House unanimously passed Senate Bill 100, championed by Senator Brandenburg, which eliminates the current “pay-to-play” requirement for taxpayers who want to utilize the Court of Claims to protest state tax assessments. Once the Senate concurs on the...

May 27, 2015
Article type: News

We have some good news we'd like to share with you. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has once again been ranked the top lobbying organization in Lansing by MIRS/EPIC-MRA. This independent survey of lawmakers, executive branch officials, lobbyists and association executives has...

May 21, 2015
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding legislation passed by the Michigan House (House Bill 4052) yesterday to prevent regulatory overreach by prohibiting local government from enacting...

May 18, 2015
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Member Alert! Michigan Democrats last week began to use voter rejection of Proposal 1 as a platform to continue their attack on Michigan’s constitutional protection against a graduated income tax. Both...

May 13, 2015
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The Michigan Chamber today announced the launch of a statewide voter education campaign, called “Decline to Sign,” to encourage voters not to sign a dangerous petition to totally ban a safe and proven method of energy exploration in Michigan.

“Environmental...

May 11, 2015
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The Michigan Chamber will testify before a House committee this week in support of legislation to prohibit 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...

May 6, 2015
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The Michigan Chamber is leading the effort on legislation to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve taxpayer access to courts. We are pleased to report that, after providing testimony on Senate Bill 100 (Brandenburg), the legislation has passed out of the House Tax Committee with...

May 4, 2015
Article type: News

In an effort to mitigate the impact Michigan’s higher minimum wage has had on youth employment in the state, legislation has been introduced to authorize a youth minimum wage and training wage. 

The legislation, which is supported by the Michigan Chamber, was...