Chamber News & Blog

March 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Chamber last week testified in strong opposition to the State of Michigan’s continued use of third-party contingent-fee auditors.

This style of auditing relies on third-party...

March 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Chamber challenged Gov. Snyder’s proposal to increase taxes on health insurance purchasers head-on last week in testimony before the Department of Community Health Appropriations Subcommittee in the State House. We voiced our strong opposition to the Governor’s proposal...

March 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

A few weeks ago, we told you that House Joint Resolution A was introduced by State Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) on the first day of the new legislative session, which...

March 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

Great news! The Michigan Senate Finance Committee last week heard testimony on two Senate bills to rein in the Michigan Department of Treasury’s continued assessment of Michigan job providers who are using software services accessed over the Internet. During testimony, the Michigan...

March 13, 2015
Article type: Blog

Banking, payment card information and other data on your system warrant protection and a good place to start is with your web browser.

A browser is a software application, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari, that lets you view and interact with content on a web page. Browser...

March 12, 2015
Article type: Blog

In light of the recently published news that Michigan’s natural gas consumption grew 11% this February from February 2014, it becomes...

March 11, 2015
Article type: Blog

It used to be that finding out the cost of basic healthcare procedure was nearly impossible. We’ve long called for transparency in costs and hoped that 2015 would be a year of transparency...

March 11, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauds members of the State House for passing House Bill 4122 to finally end Michigan’s wasteful and ineffective film subsidy. 

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March 10, 2015
Article type: Blog

Almost all employers have employees labeled as exempt salaried employees who are not entitled to overtime for hours worked over 40 in a work week. Many challenges to exempt status arise from claims of misclassification – employees who claim that they are not performing exempt duties. Employers...

March 9, 2015
Article type: Blog

Last week, the State House took its first steps to finally end the ineffective $50 million film subsidy that is funding out-of-state Hollywood producers at the expense of Michigan taxpayers and Michigan jobs....