Chamber News & Blog

June 1, 2016
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Michigan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rich Studley today declared success for the Protect Michigan’s Energy Future coalition’s “Decline to Sign” efforts. Earlier today, fringe environmentalists trying to prevent hydraulic fracturing in Michigan announced their signature...

May 25, 2016
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Good news! Earlier today, the Senate Competitiveness Committee moved legislation that would repeal Michigan’s unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Assessment, or “HICA Tax.” The HICA Tax has added nearly $1 billion to the cost of health insurance since its enactment in...

May 23, 2016
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Progressive groups, including the Restaurant Opportunity and Mothering Justice, have suspended their campaign to place a paid sick leave proposal on the November 2016 ballot. The so-called “Time to Care Coalition” made their announcement last Friday, after it became clear they would...

May 23, 2016
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In an unfortunate development, the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee last week passed legislation (House Bill 5578) that would dramatically change how real property is taxed in...

May 18, 2016
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August FLSA Overtime SeminarEarlier today, the US Department of Labor (DOL)...

May 17, 2016
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A property tax debate is emerging that could have significant consequences for Michigan taxpayers. Local government associations are currently advocating for passage of legislation to dramatically change the way real property assessments and appeals are conducted. Their goal is to...

May 16, 2016
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A new national study shows the sweeping reforms pushed by the Michigan Chamber in 2011 to Michigan’s workers’ compensation system continue to be successful in stabilizing the workers’ comp system and lowering costs for employers. 

The recently released...

May 9, 2016
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The Michigan Senate Energy & Technology Committee is heading into its third week of testimony on Senate Bills 437 and...

May 2, 2016
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As reported last week, the Michigan Legislature has been working on a package of bills to allow a one-time extension to manufacturers who may have missed the February deadline to file for personal property tax exemptions as well as making a few technical changes.

The...

May 2, 2016
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Progressive groups hoping to place mandated paid sick leave on the November 2016 ballot suggested last week that they will meet the 252,523 signature threshold by June 1. The “MI Time to Care” coalition’s...