Chamber News & Blog

November 28, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 28 - A plan to keep Michigan’s economy driving forward by reforming the burdensome personal property tax was outlined yesterday by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger. The proposal recognizes the vital role that...

November 27, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its support for Governor Snyder’s plan to modernize the state’s health insurance marketplace by transitioning Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan into a nonprofit mutual insurance company as proposed in Senate Bills 1293 and 1294.

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November 27, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with five other statewide business organizations to oppose efforts to increase health insurance costs for Michigan businesses and consumers by expanding the newly-enacted Health Insurance Claims (HICA) Tax.

SB 1359 (Senator Roger Kahn, R-...

November 26, 2012

Monday, Nov. 26th - In the next 24 hours, state lawmakers will be considering a bill to dramatically increase the Health Insurance Claims Tax (otherwise known as “HICA’) on Michigan job providers. We need your help in communicating your strong opposition to this eleventh-hour tax...

November 8, 2012

In a news release issued Nov. 7, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue commented on the results of the 2012 Election results.

Most notably, Donohue said:

"Now that the election is behind us, the most urgent matter facing the president and the outgoing Congress is to take...

November 7, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after voters overwhelming rejected union and narrow-interest-backed ballot proposals.

“On election day, Michigan voters stood up against the negative campaign waged by union bosses and special interests by rejecting their...

November 7, 2012

We are pleased to announce that, on the state level, November 6th was a good day for job providers and taxpayers in Michigan. All across Michigan, voters went to the polls to make their voices heard, to take a stand and help keep Michigan moving forward. The Michigan Chamber played a significant...

September 13, 2012

The Michigan Chamber Foundation today released the results of a major public policy study conducted by Northwood University on Michigan’s economic competitiveness.

“When you look at Michigan’s competitive position...

August 24, 2012

Jason Geer, Small Business Advocate and Chamber Partnership Manager for the Michigan Chamber, has been appointed by the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR) to the Rulemaking Process Advisory Rules Commitee. The Advisory Rules...

August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012 - There was good news this week for Michigan job providers as the Workers' Compensation Data Collection Agency Board approved a 7.2 percent drop in pure premium advisory rates for workers' compensation insurance. This marks the second year in a row with a drop of over...