Chamber News & Blog

March 28, 2014

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today commended the Snyder Administration and both the State House and Michigan Senate for displaying overwhelming bi-partisan support to begin phase-out of Michigan’s burdensome business personal property tax while protecting local...

March 25, 2014

In a joint letter to Congressional leaders in Washington, DC, the Michigan Chamber yesterday voiced its strong support of House Resolution 4057, the Customs Plaza Construction Act of 2014, introduced by U.S. Rep. Gary Peters. The bill would explicitly authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security...

March 11, 2014

Employers maintaining drug-free workplace policies should not be forced to accommodate an employee’s use of medical marijuana, says the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, who filed an amicus curiae brief with the Michigan Court of Appeals in ...

February 18, 2014

The Raise Michigan Campaign, a coalition with close ties to labor unions and the Michigan Democratic Party, has decided to follow President Obama's call for a $10.10 minimum wage, after previously announcing it would pursue a petition drive to place a $9.50 per hour wage on the 2014 ballot....

February 10, 2014

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Governor Rick Snyder, who is running for re-election in 2014.

“Four years ago, the Michigan Chamber endorsed Rick Snyder for Governor because we shared his vision to improve Michigan’s economic competitiveness and we were...

February 10, 2014

Supporters of the effort to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour are expected to file their petitions with the Secretary of State today (Monday, Feb. 10) and begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November 2014 ballot. The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to this...

February 6, 2014

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today commended Governor Snyder for signing important reforms to Michigan’s officer liability tax laws. Senate Bill 337 (Brandenburg, R-11), now Public Act 3 of 2014, implements meaningful reforms that will protect taxpayers and improve the efficiency of tax...

February 4, 2014

The Michigan Chamber has joined the Michigan Citizens for Strong & Safe Communities to help educate the public about the benefits of passing the August 5, 2014 ballot question to fully implement personal property tax relief and protect...

January 31, 2014

Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber, was a featured guest on "Capital City Recap," a radio show hosted by Michael Cohen on WILS-1320 AM Lansing, to discuss the Chamber's opposition to a ballot proposal for a part-time...

January 30, 2014

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today voted to oppose a poorly thought out ballot proposal for a part-time legislature that would open the door to a runaway bureaucracy in Lansing.

“The concept of a part-time legislature may have some merit and deserves further study...