Chamber in the News

January 22, 2015


Petoskey News-Review

Business leaders take wait-and-see approach on proposed sales tax hike
Petoskey News-Review
At the start of his second four-year term, Gov. Rick Snyder is looking around the state to secure support for a May ballot measure that would increase Michigan's sales tax from 6 to 7 percent, dedicating the additional revenues to funding road and bridge ...

December 21, 2014


MACRO urges 'responsible' action on road funding plan
Shelby Township Source Newspapers
Members of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities recently gathered in Sterling Heights to discuss road funding legislation and its implications on local governments, schools, public transit and business. Photo courtesy the city of Sterling ...

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January 13, 2015


Michigan Chamber of Commerce Defends State's Right-to-Work Law Before the ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today appeared before the Michigan Supreme Court in defense of Michigan's Right-to-Work law, which took effect in March 2013. The Michigan Chamber ...

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January 13, 2015


Justices drill UAW attorney in right-to-work case
The Detroit News
Unions did not take root in state government until the 1980s, according to an attorney for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “They certainly didn't envision public unions and they didn't envision agency fees,” Zahra said of the 1963 constitutional framers.

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January 13, 2015


Michigan Chamber of Commerce Defends State's Right-to-Work Law Before the ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today appeared before the Michigan Supreme Court in defense of Michigan's Right-to-Work law, which took effect in March 2013. The Michigan Chamber ...

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January 12, 2015


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs road funding bills as committees form for ballot ...
MLive.com
While various groups are beginning to take sides on the ballot proposal, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce remains a major wild card despite its long-running support for additional road funding. The chamber, which represents some 6,700 Michigan ...

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January 12, 2015


Detroit Free Press

Snyder signs road bills tied to May vote
Detroit Free Press
Notably absent were groups such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which has pushed for increased road funding but is still deciding whether it will campaign for the plan to hike the Michigan sales tax to 7% from 6%. Snyder told reporters he will likely ...

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January 12, 2015


Essay contest for Michigan high school students due March 15
Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion (registration)
MIDLAND – The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Northwood University, is pleased to announce the inaugural Michigan Chamber Foundation High School Essay Contest. The competition is open to Michigan high school students, who ...

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December 19, 2014


Battle Creek Enquirer

Lawmakers OK deal to put sales tax hike for road fixes on ballot
Battle Creek Enquirer
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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January 5, 2015


Fenton Chamber Plans 2015 Forecast Breakfast
WHMI
It will feature keynote speaker Richard Studly, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, who will discuss the economic forecast at the state level. Other guest speakers will be on hand to discuss expectations from local markets in the cities of ...