Chamber News & Blog

October 27, 2016
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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
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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...

October 23, 2016
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Despite the fact that we are nearing the end of a legislative session, members need to be aware that bad legislation can continue to be introduced and acted on upon until the very end of the year!

In this case, Senator Geoff Hansen (R-Hart) has proposed...

October 23, 2016
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After almost a year of negotiations, the Michigan Chamber has won enough changes to support Senate Bill 437. The new substitute bill, combined with some clarifying...

October 20, 2016
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement as legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber advances to the Governor to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses purchasing health insurance. The Health Insurance Claims Assessment, or "...

October 10, 2016
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The US House of Representatives passed a bill in late September to delay by six months the effective date of the Department of Labor's (DOL's) controversial overtime regulations. Under the legislation, the rule would take effect on June 1, 2017 instead of December 1, 2016. ...

October 10, 2016
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The Michigan Chamber has played a leadership role in legislative efforts to reform Michigan’s workers’ compensation system. These reforms continue to be hugely successful in stabilizing Michigan’s workers’ compensation system and have resulted in a 39 percent decrease in premiums...

October 3, 2016
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Jack Bergman for U.S. House. Bergman is seeking election to represent Michigan's 1st Congressional District, which includes the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan and 16 of 21 counties of Northern Michigan in the...

September 28, 2016
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Legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses purchasing health insurance was passed by the Michigan House last week. The Michigan Chamber applauds Speaker Cotter and Insurance Committee Chair Tom Leonard for their...

September 28, 2016
Article type: News

Michigan joined a coalition of 21 states last week to sue the U.S. Department of Labor over an aggressive new rule that would substantially increase the number of workers qualifying for overtime.  Also filed on the same day, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups...