Chamber News & Blog

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

Job providers that missed the deadline to file for a personal property tax exemption in 2017 will get a second bite at the apple under legislation supported...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) continues to battle with the EPA over what Michigan's wetlands law should include or exclude to comply with federal wetlands laws and rules. Without resolution, Michigan could lose its federally-delegated authority to administer...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation to reform the Michigan Tax Tribunal was taken hostage in the House Tax Committee last week when a hostile amendment was adopted by the committee. The amendment was a blatant slap in the face to a taxpayer’s right to appeal their property taxes in a fair manner and without...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

President Trump’s federal budget proposal calls for up to six weeks of paid leave for employees after the birth or adoption of a child. The Michigan Chamber is opposed to this proposal because it would be funded entirely by states’ 100 percent employer-financed unemployment insurance...

May 26, 2017
Article type: News

A new video released by the Michigan Chamber explains why the Chamber is strongly opposed to legislative efforts to impose a massive tax increase on families, entrepreneurs and job providers by imposing a graduated income tax. This blatant...

May 25, 2017
Article type: Blog

Should a business owner have to pay a non-refundable deposit to a business broker to enlist the broker’s services? This has been a hot topic for several years. Let’s take a closer look.

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May 24, 2017
Article type: News

Groups hoping to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and repeal the state’s prevailing wage law were given the green light to begin gathering petitions after the Board of State Canvassers approved the forms of the petitions last week.

Marijuana...

May 16, 2017
Article type: Blog

In 2016, $21,609,315 in...

May 15, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan House Tax Committee is expected to approve Chamber-supported legislation to reform Michigan’s Tax Tribunal this week. The legislation would impact both commercial and residential taxpayers by reducing wait times for cases and ensuring Tribunal appointees have the training...

May 15, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber will be considered by the House Tax Policy Committee this week to clarify instances where an individual or business can be assessed personal liability for unpaid property taxes or special assessments. 

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