Chamber News & Blog

June 2, 2017
Article type: Blog

To you, their salaries are just a line item in the budget. To your employees, they're much more.

Your employees are your business, so ignore the following truths at your peril: ...

June 1, 2017
Article type: Blog

Earlier this year a federal jury awarded 66-year-old Robert Braden a whopping $51.1 million in damages against his former employer Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Braden was not a high-level executive; instead, he was a mid-level manager who had been employed by Lockheed Martin for 28 years. He...

May 31, 2017
Article type: News

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

President Trump’s federal budget proposal calls for up to six weeks of paid leave for employees after the birth or adoption of a child. The Michigan Chamber is opposed to this proposal because it would be funded entirely by states’ 100 percent employer-financed unemployment insurance...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

A new video released by the Michigan Chamber explains why the Chamber is strongly opposed to legislative efforts to impose a massive tax increase on families, entrepreneurs and job providers by imposing a graduated income tax. This blatant...

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...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) continues to battle with the EPA over what Michigan's wetlands law should include or exclude to comply with federal wetlands laws and rules. Without resolution, Michigan could lose its federally-delegated authority to administer...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation to reform the Michigan Tax Tribunal was taken hostage in the House Tax Committee last week when a hostile amendment was adopted by the committee. The amendment was a blatant slap in the face to a taxpayer’s right to appeal their property taxes in a fair manner and without...

May 25, 2017
Article type: Blog

Should a business owner have to pay a non-refundable deposit to a business broker to enlist the broker’s services? This has been a hot topic for several years. Let’s take a closer look.

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May 24, 2017
Article type: News

Groups hoping to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and repeal the state’s prevailing wage law were given the green light to begin gathering petitions after the Board of State Canvassers approved the forms of the petitions last week.

Marijuana...