Chamber News & Blog

April 30, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted unanimously to support retaining Michigan’s Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, Public Act 4 of 2011. The Chamber believes repeal of this law would severely hinder state government’s effort to improve the...

April 19, 2012

The Michigan Senate on Tuesday, April 17th, unveiled an Administration-backed proposal to immediately exempt small businesses from Michigan's burdensome business personal property tax and begin phase-out of the tax on manufacturing equipment.  

This $1.2 billion tax on Michigan job...

April 12, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced the promotion of James R. Holcomb to General Counsel.

“Last year, under Jim Holcomb’s leadership, the Michigan Chamber’s outstanding business advocacy team led the fight to accomplish several longstanding legislative priorities, including...

March 19, 2012

Michigan must reform the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (also referred to as Escheats) in business-to-business transactions. Unfortunately, reforming this medieval-style law has proved difficult in years past because state government has come to rely on this money as a revenue stream...even...

February 21, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Feb. 21, praised actions by members of the Office of Regulatory Reinvention and the Environmental Advisory Rules Committee for developing a list of 77 recommendations for regulatory reform in Michigan. 

“Improving Michigan’s regulatory...

February 17, 2012

The Michigan Chamber today expressed appreciation and support for the U.S. Chamber for the voter education ad which is now airing in Congressman Fred Upton’s 6th Congressional District in Southwest Michigan.

“The U.S. Chamber has launched a multistate television ad and grassroots...

February 14, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Monday, February 13th, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The brief, filed...

February 13, 2012

On Dec. 19, 2011, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation to address Michigan’s bankrupt unemployment insurance (UI) system. The legislation attacks Michigan’s $3.2 billion debt to the federal government for its 100 percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) system.  Without this...

February 2, 2012

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of candidate Joe Graves in his bid for election to the 51st State House District in Genesee County. The special election will be held on Tuesday, February 28.

“Joe Graves has the background and experience to help keep...

January 19, 2012

The Michigan Chamber recently launched a TV ad titled, "Fred Upton is Standing Up for Michigan Families” which is now airing in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District in Southwest Michigan. The ad highlights Congressman Upton’s record of fighting for reduced spending and against big government,...