Chamber News & Blog

September 9, 2017
Article type: News

Lawmakers have returned to Lansing and are expected to have a busy fall. Here is a glimpse of the issues the Michigan Chamber expects them to tackle in the coming months.  

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

The Michigan Chamber is actively engaged with...

September 9, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation introduced last week would massively increase the 100 percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) weekly maximum benefit amount and dependent allowance. It would also compensate those harmed by false fraud allegations. These changes could more than double an...

June 29, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to an independent report released by the State of Michigan on Line 5, an important part of Michigan’s energy infrastructure.   

“The Michigan...

June 27, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation that started out as a meaningful improvement to the State Tax Tribunal took a dramatic turn for the worse in the House Tax Policy Committee last month, switching the Michigan Chamber’s position from support to oppose. Working with House leadership, we are pleased to report...

June 12, 2017
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Legislation is moving through the State Senate that would prohibit local units of government from passing laws to restrict what private sector employers can ask in the interview process. This legislation is being pursued after several large cities, including Philadelphia and New York...

June 5, 2017
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The Michigan Chamber has been contacted by MIOSHA about proposed changes to the workplace blood levels for lead. MIOSHA plans to initiate a process to modify the occupational lead standards for general industry and construction this summer and is soliciting feedback from the Michigan...

June 5, 2017
Article type: News

Those who trade in an old car or recreation vehicle for a new one will pay less sales tax under four bills being taken up in the House Tax Policy Committee and supported by the Michigan Chamber. Michigan is only one of a few states that does not recognize the value of a trade-in when...

June 5, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley announced his intention to place a Constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot to make Michigan’s Legislature part-time. The Michigan Chamber has begun to evaluate the content of the proposal but has not yet taken a formal position.

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May 31, 2017
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We have some good news we'd like to share with you. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has once again been ranked the most effective lobbying organization in Lansing by MIRS/EPIC-MRA. This independent survey of lawmakers, executive branch officials, lobbyists and association...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

Job providers that missed the deadline to file for a personal property tax exemption in 2017 will get a second bite at the apple under legislation supported...