Chamber News & Blog

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
Article type: News

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...

April 27, 2015
Article type: News

Michigan’s post-Labor Day school start law is under attack by a handful of legislators and individuals in the education community who want to give school boards the authority to begin their school year on any date within the summer. The Michigan Chamber opposes...

April 14, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to today’s decision by the State Board of Canvassers to allow a ballot question committee to try for a third time to totally prohibit a safe and proven...

April 9, 2015
Article type: News

A Michigan Legislator is attempting to stop employers from enforcing reasonable non-competition agreements against most individuals.

Non-competition agreements, generally speaking, are contracts that temporarily prevent former employees from working for nearby competitors. Michigan law...

March 31, 2015
Article type: News

2016 Presidential hopeful and former Chair & CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina, will be the featured speaker at the Michigan Chamber Foundation's Annual Dinner on May 12 in Lansing. The Annual Dinner, preceded by a Legislative Reception, is the Foundation's premier annual networking...

March 11, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauds members of the State House for passing House Bill 4122 to finally end Michigan’s wasteful and ineffective film subsidy. 

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March 2, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding Proposal 1:

“Over the past two months, the Michigan Chamber has gathered information from a wide range of sources and actively sought...