Chamber News & Blog

June 18, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded its highest level of accreditation to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for its sound operations and effective legislative and political agenda.

The Michigan Chamber received a rating of Accredited, with Distinction, putting it among the top three...

June 14, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today voiced strong opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment to mandate utilities to obtain at least 25 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by the year 2025.

“The best way to develop and...

June 13, 2012

(Wednesday, June 13, 2012) - A diverse group of job creators, taxpayers, and organizations today announced a coalition to oppose a number of possible ballot proposals that are circulating throughout Michigan.

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan,...

June 7, 2012

A reporter for MLive recently sought reactions to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's win in this week's recall election and the impact that could have on Michigan. Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley was among those solicited for comment. Here is what he said:

"I think that one...

June 6, 2012

Check out this week's edition of the Michigan Chamber Capitol Report for the latest news on medical liability reform legislation, a bill aimed at treating Use Tax payers fairly...and...

June 1, 2012

Legislation banning automated sales suppression devices, also known as “zappers” or phantom-ware, was signed into law on May 30, 2012. Read more about why this legislation is important...

May 30, 2012

The U.S. Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee is the primary policy-originating body for the U.S. Chamber in the area of public affairs and the national political program. Members of the committee determine the U.S. Chamber’s involvement in federal elections and represent the business community’s...

May 25, 2012

On Thursday, May 24, Gov. Snyder signed House Bill 4563 into law. Public Act 144 provides a partial Business-to-Business exemption. Items specifically exempted are so - if created after April 1, 2009.  ...

May 17, 2012

The Michigan Senate in early May passed legislation to begin addressing Michigan’s burdensome personal property tax. The Michigan Chamber is pleased that the process continues to move forward, however the Senate added problematic amendments that must be removed in the Michigan House.

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May 2, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted unanimously to strongly oppose the so-called “Protect Our Jobs” ballot proposal which seeks to amend the Michigan Constitution to: create a new right to collective bargaining; retroactively repeal dozens of cost-saving reform measures...