Chamber in the News

May 25, 2015


Proposed Road Funding Increase Would Mean Cutting Film Incentives
WMUK
Michigan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rich Studley told lawmakers last week during a committee hearing on the road funding issue. “It is appropriate to look at all departments, all programs, all projects, and to ask the question, is this spending ...

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May 25, 2015


Michigan Radio

Budget agreement could mean slashing Michigan's film incentives in half
Michigan Radio
“There is overwhelming public support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to reprioritize that spending to fix the roads,” Michigan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rich Studley told lawmakers last week during a committee hearing on the ...

May 22, 2015


Michigan Radio

Anti-fracking petition drive to launch this weekend
Michigan Radio
Rich Studley is with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which is launching a campaign urging people to refuse to sign. “This dangerous petition to totally ban fracking would result in fewer jobs and higher home heating bills. It is bad public policy. We must ...

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May 22, 2015


Business-backed group pushes repeal of wage law
The Detroit News
The organization, whose influential and well-heeled allies have ranged from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is the same group that raised $18 million and defeated a 2012 union-backed ballot effort to ...

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May 21, 2015


Virtual Press Office (press release)

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds House Passage Of Legislation To ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)
LANSING, Mich., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding legislation passed by the Michigan House (House Bill ...

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May 22, 2015


GOP bid to use Pure Michigan funds for roads criticized
The Detroit News
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is more open to economic development programs being trimmed to free up money for repairing roads and bridges, CEO and President Rich Studley said Thursday. It backs eliminating the film subsidies. "We expect ...

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May 21, 2015


PR Newswire (press release)

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds House Passage Of Legislation To ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,600 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 .

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May 21, 2015


Virtual Press Office (press release)

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds House Passage Of Legislation To ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)
LANSING, Mich., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding legislation passed by the Michigan House (House Bill ...

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May 17, 2015


Bill to prohibit local wage agreements sparks debate on local control, consistency
Greenfield Daily Reporter
The issue also prompted a response from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which supports the bill. Chamber President and CEO Rich Studley said the group does not support employment discrimination and is working with the bill sponsor and others to ...

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May 21, 2015


Frank Beckmann Show Highlights Mackinac Center/Michigan Chamber Poll
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
A Mackinac Center/Michigan Chamber of Commerce poll, showing overwhelming support to redirect film subsidies to roads, was highlighted by WJR's Frank Beckmann May 21. The poll, conducted by Mitchell Research and Communications, shows 66 ...

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