Chamber News & Blog

May 1, 2017
Article type: News

Fraud affects everyone – employers, claimants and taxpayers – and drives up the cost of doing business. As employers, you can help save millions of dollars in fraudulent payments that might otherwise go undetected by identifying suspected fraud. In many fraud cases – such as an...

April 26, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today that Daniel Papineau has joined the statewide business organization as Director of Tax Policy. 

Papineau comes to the Michigan Chamber with a strong background in tax policy issues, as well as legislative process,...

April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Senate Education Committee moved legislation, despite significant opposition by the Michigan Chamber and other business interests, to repeal Michigan’s post-Labor Day school start law. 

Although this legislation was billed as a way to address the “...

April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan House passed legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to provide for greater flexibility in Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements with the goal of narrowing the skills gap and fostering workforce readiness. 

Current law requires students...

March 27, 2017
Article type: News

Unfortunately, legislation to dramatically change how property tax assessments and appeals are conducted in Michigan has been reintroduced under the guise of making corporations pay their “fair share” in property taxes.

Urged on by local governments who want to...

March 27, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is strongly urging the State House to quickly pass legislation to remove a tax “penalty” on Michigan-based aviation repair facilities...

February 20, 2017
Article type: News

Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has come under sharp fire recently over a string of issues, ranging from using a computer system to automatically determine if claimants had committed fraud to a sharp increase in identity theft claims to an internal data...

February 6, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) received accolades from the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) for helping the agency to create real-world experiences for high school students as they prepare for a career in business. Eaton RESA and the...

February 1, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced legislative priorities for 2017-2018. These priorities were developed by the Chamber’s policy advisory committees and members...

January 17, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Legislature ended the 2015-2016 legislative session on a high note with passage of critical legislation to ensure Michigan’s energy future, says the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Revising and updating Michigan’s energy policy to strengthen the state’s competitiveness was...