Chamber News & Blog

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
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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...

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 of...

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...