Chamber News & Blog

January 27, 2014

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its strong opposition to a minimum wage increase being proposed by union organizers for the 2014 General Election.

“Proponents of this proposal hope to use strikes and public protests as the means of generating public support for this issue...

January 17, 2014

(Friday, Jan. 17, 2014) -- Last night, Gov. Snyder delivered his 2014 State of the State Address. In response to media inquiries, Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley offered this reaction:

"Over the past three years, Gov. Snyder has provided strong and effective...

January 9, 2014

On the first edition of Michigan Matters for 2014, a CBS Detroit television program hosted by Carol Cain, Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley was a featured guest, along with Sandy Baruah, President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, and Ken Harris, President and CEO...

December 13, 2013

(Friday, Dec. 13, 2013) - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today commended the Michigan House and Senate for their leadership in standing up for individuals and taxpayers who have been unfairly assessed taxes by the State of Michigan. Senate Bill 64 (Brandenburg, R-11) passed with...

December 10, 2013

(Tuesday, Dec. 10) - The Senate Banking Committee last week approved legislation, already passed by the House, to allow Michigan companies to get capital to start and expand their firms via “crowd funding.” The bill now goes to the full Senate for approval.

House Bill 4996, which is...

December 2, 2013

Michigan’s overall economic competitiveness is improving, according to the results of a second annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation.

“Michigan is on an aggressive comeback path,” said Dr. Timothy G. Nash, of Northwood...

November 25, 2013

Democratic candidate for Governor, Mark Schauer, has declared that, if elected, he would work to raise Michigan's minimum wage from $7.40 per hour to $9.25 per hour. Once fully implemented, the Schauer plan would result in Michigan having the highest minimum wage rate in the nation, thereby...

November 25, 2013

Legislation is advancing through the State Legislature to allow Michigan companies to get capital to start and expand their firms via “crowd funding.” The bill is awaiting committee action in the Michigan Senate after being passed by the State House. 

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November 18, 2013

The House Health Policy Committee last week began hearing testimony on legislation to add another mandated health insurance benefit to the books, a la Obamacare. The Michigan Chamber testified in opposition to this legislation because it will only add to the difficulty that small- and medium-...

November 18, 2013

Last week, the Michigan Chamber appeared before the House Commerce Committee to express its strong opposition to legislation to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history.

The Michigan Chamber opposes “Ban the Box” legislation because employers have the...