Chamber in the News

December 21, 2014


Groups taking sides in sales tax campaign to fund roads
Detroit Free Press
Business Leaders for Michigan, a group of Michigan CEOs, has come out strongly in favor of the plan, but both the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Regional Chamber have criticized it, saying the Legislature should have done its job by ...

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December 19, 2014


Environmentalists oppose changing rules on pollution clean-up
Michigan Radio
Senate Bill 891 is backed by the Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The DEQ argues too much money is being wasted by the costs of cleaning up inconsequential amounts of pollution. The agency says it should ...

December 19, 2014


Michigan sales tax hike plan faces rough road
The Detroit News
The head of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, however, said he can't guarantee his organization's support. “Our position will be decided next year,” said Richard Studley, the chamber's president and CEO. “I don't have any idea what the reaction will be ...

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December 19, 2014


Lawmakers OK deal to put sales tax hike for road fixes on ballot
Lansing State Journal
Immediate reaction to the deal, which many observers considered highly unlikely as recently as Wednesday, was mostly positive, though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Regional Chamber were among the groups that criticized the plan.

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December 18, 2014


WZZM

Lawmakers work out deal to hike sales tax to pay for roads
WZZM
Immediate reaction to the deal, which many observers considered highly unlikely as recently as Wednesday, was mostly positive, though the Michigan Chamber of Commerce was among those who said they don't support the plan. The deal calls for: Raising ...

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December 18, 2014


Detroit Free Press

Lawmakers work out deal to hike sales tax to pay for roads
Detroit Free Press
LANSING – Michigan voters will be asked in May to approve increasing the sales tax from 6% to 7% to raise $1.2 billion a year to fix Michigan's crumbling roads and bridges, under a deal announced today by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders from both ...

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December 18, 2014


Northwood and Michigan Chamber offer new essay contest for high school ...
MLive.com
MIDLAND, MI — Northwood University and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce have started a new essay contest for high school students to earn cash prizes, and will be holding prep courses for interested students. The first prep course for the Michigan ...

December 17, 2014


Michigan Capitol Confidential

Bill to Curb Local Government Meddling Dies in House
Michigan Capitol Confidential
... 5977 include: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce; Associated Builders and Contractors; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Restaurant Association; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Retailers Association; and Grand Rapids Area ...

December 15, 2014


Detroit Free Press

Road funding talks to resume in Lansing Tuesday
Detroit Free Press
Snyder, along with business leaders such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, labor leaders and others, have been pushing for more than two years to significantly increase the amount of money spent annually on roads and bridges. They say the ...

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December 15, 2014


Detroit Metro Times (blog)

Here's what Michigan is the absolute worst at, according to Thrillist
Detroit Metro Times (blog)
And perhaps now may be the best time: If the Legislature doesn't act soon, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, arguably the most powerful lobby group in the state, has indicated it might circumvent Lansing and head straight to voters to spark a fire on the ...