Chamber News & Blog

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...

January 9, 2017
Article type: News

The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber has elected new officers to the Chamber’s Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber set policy and establish priorities for the statewide business organization on key economic...

November 28, 2016
Article type: News

Job providers from across the state today joined together to speak out against legislation that would mandate suburban employers become the tax collectors for Michigan cities that impose an income tax on their residents. Legislation in both the Michigan Senate (Senate Bill 1127) and...

November 23, 2016
Article type: News

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the US Department of Labor’s (US-DOL) new overtime rule. The injunction halts enforcement of the rule until the case is decided. 

The regulation was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. It...

November 14, 2016
Article type: News

Regardless of your opinion about the outcome of last week’s election, one thing that is clear from job providers in the ensuing week is that government mandates and over-regulation are damaging the ability of employers to grow and create jobs! The Michigan Chamber has been a leader in...

November 14, 2016
Article type: News

We are pleased to report that, last week, the Michigan Senate passed two bills -- SB 437 & 438 -- to reform Michigan's energy policy. The bills received bipartisan support and were passed by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. 

The final version of SB 437...

November 9, 2016
Article type: News

Yesterday, Democrats, Republicans and Independents cast a vote in favor of Chamber-endorsed candidates running on an agenda of limited government and free enterprise. Delivering powerful advocacy is a core competency of the Michigan Chamber and we are pleased to report that once again...

October 28, 2016
Article type: News

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced its 2016 Legal Reform Award winners at its 17th Annual Legal Reform Summit.  

"We are proud to honor these individuals and organizations for their tireless efforts to advocate for commonsense legal...

October 27, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement from Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to Governor Snyder’s veto of bipartisan legislation championed by the Chamber to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses...

October 23, 2016
Article type: News

Legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses purchasing health insurance was sent to the Governor Snyder last week. Although there are no guarantees, the Michigan Chamber remains hopeful that the Governor will sign this...