Chamber News & Blog

March 28, 2011

Governor Snyder, on Monday, March 28, signed a significant unemployment insurance (UI)  reform bill in Lansing.  It marks one of the biggest UI reforms Michigan has seen in decades and will save job providers, who fund the UI system, nearly $1 billion over three years. 

The Michigan...

March 23, 2011

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statements in response to the passage of unemployment insurance legislation (House Bill 4408) by the State House and Michigan Senate.

Statement from Wendy Block, Director of Health...

March 1, 2011

The Michigan House on Tuesday, March 1st, introduced legislation to implement Governor Snyder’s proposal to implement long-overdue tax reform. House Bills 4361 and 4362, sponsored by State Representative Jud Gilbert (R-81, Algonac) incorporates changes to Michigan’s Individual Income Tax, as...

February 24, 2011

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, Governor Rick Snyder announced a major Executive Order reorganization of the current Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth to refocus its efforts on streamlining and improving licensing operations and regulatory responsibilities. The new Department of Licensing...

February 17, 2011

The Michigan Chamber today expressed overall support for Governor Snyder’s approach to balancing the state budget without a general tax increase and repealing the job-killing Michigan Business Tax (MBT). Meaningful reform of both state spending and taxes will be the cornerstones of Michigan’s...

February 9, 2011

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its legislative priorities for 2011-2012.  These priorities were developed by the Chamber’s policy committees with input from over 300 business leaders from across the state and approved on January 26, 2011 by the Michigan Chamber’s 84-member...

February 7, 2011

The Michigan Chamber recently voiced its opposition to a proposed rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to force nearly every business in America to post a biased notice to their employees of their rights to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The Chamber’s...

February 1, 2011

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today that Jason Geer has joined the statewide business organization as Small Business Advocate and Chamber Partnership Manager.

Geer comes to the Michigan Chamber from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce where he served as the...

January 11, 2011

The Michigan Chamber announced today that Tricia Kinley will rejoin the statewide business organization as Senior Director of Tax & Regulatory Reform effective January 17. Kinley served as Director of Tax & Budget Policy for the Michigan Chamber from 2001-...

January 10, 2011

In a news release issued January 10, the Michigan Chamber applauded the appointment of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Brian Zahra to the Michigan Supreme Court.

“We commend Governor Rick Snyder for making another strong personnel decision,” said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich...