Chamber News & Blog

May 19, 2014
Article type: News

An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters believe our roads are in horrible condition and are willing to invest more money to build and maintain better roads, according to a Michigan Chamber of Commerce poll released today.

“Increased funding to fix the roads...

May 12, 2014
Article type: Blog

Last week, the Michigan Chamber testified before the House Commerce Committee on a crisis facing the self-insured workers' compensation system in Michigan.

The 2009 bankruptcy of Delphi Corporation, and key errors made by the State, have left some 300 workers' compensation claimants...

May 12, 2014
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Senate has passed legislation to reduce the rate charged to purchasers of health insurance, including job providers, under the Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) Act.

Senate Bill 913 (Sen. Kahn, R-Saginaw) would reduce the HICA tax rate from 1 percent to .75 percent...

May 8, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to bipartisan action in the State House today to raise transportation investment by $450 million per year.

“Today in Lansing an overwhelming majority of...

May 7, 2014
Article type: Blog

Employers fund the “unemployment system” by paying Federal and State unemployment payroll tax. Federal tax provides the operating and administrative funds for each respective state agency. Federal guidelines set minimal benefit standards and maintain oversight of each individual state...

May 5, 2014
Article type: Blog

Many employers misclassify employees as independent contractors, not understanding the huge liability this presents for their company. Take a look at the basic definitions to see if you’re classifying correctly!

“The numerous tests under state and federal law defining the legal status of...

April 30, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate, noting that Michigan’s working families and job providers need to send someone new to Washington, D.C., who will fight for Michigan families and businesses and drive business to Michigan.

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April 18, 2014
Article type: News

We are pleased to report that this week the Michigan Chamber launched a 30-second TV spot highlighting the progress Michigan has made as a state and that our future is bright. Drawing upon the data contained in the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study, it is...

April 14, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Dave Trott for U.S. House. Trott is seeking election to represent...

April 1, 2014

Great News! Last week, the Legislature finalized personal property tax reform and Governor Snyder began signing bills on Friday. The Michigan Chamber participated in the bill signing and press conference. View the YouTube video of the event...