Chamber News & Blog

January 7, 2013

In late December, Gov. Snyder signed into law the "Internet Privacy Protection Act," HB 5523 (Rep. Nesbitt), which made Michigan the fourth state to prohibit employers from accessing passwords to the personal internet accounts of employees and job applicants, including personal email, Facebook...

December 17, 2012

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 - Good News! On the last night of the Lame Duck session, the Michigan Legislature finalized legislation to begin phase-out of the much-maligned business personal property tax (PPT.) The Michigan Chamber views elimination of the PPT for all business taxpayers as a...

December 14, 2012

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 -  The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded passage of legislation to finally begin elimination of Michigan’s burdensome and uncompetitive business personal property tax. Elimination of the PPT was...

December 13, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 - Earlier this week, legislators passed - and Governor Snyder signed - landmark legislation to make Michigan the 24th state to enact Freedom to Work. Understandably, this is a complex topic. The Michigan Chamber is committed to providing the resources employers...

December 12, 2012

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed appreciation to Governor Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, House Speaker Jase Bolger and pro-reform lawmakers for approval of Freedom to Work legislation that would prohibit employees in...

December 11, 2012

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 - Good news! Earlier today the Michigan House voted by a margin of 58-52 to send landmark Freedom to Work legislation (Senate Bill 116 and House Bill 4003) to Governor Snyder for his signature. This legislation will make Michigan the nation’s 24th Freedom to Work...

December 7, 2012

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 - After a day full of angry protests by union members and liberal activists that included eight arrests and hours of debate, the State House and Michigan Senate last evening both passed bills (...

December 6, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following response to the news conference held earlier today by Gov. Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and several Michigan workers calling for action on Freedom to...

December 3, 2012

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today its support for passage of “freedom to work” legislation that would prohibit employees in Michigan from being forced to join a union or provide financial support to a union as a condition of employment. Currently,...

November 30, 2012

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 - Earlier this week, we alerted you to the fact that lawmakers were planning to consider a bill to dramatically increase the Health Insurance Claims Tax (otherwise known as "HICA") on Michigan job providers. Thanks to your efforts, we were successful in our efforts...